This article discusses the definition of Personal Information. It is defined as information about an identifiable living person or linked to an individual. Personal information can be stored in a file on a computer or as part of a filing system. This article also discusses the possibility of personal information being in other forms. It is important that you note that PIPEDA may not apply to certain types of information.
Information that can identify a living individual
PII (information that can identify a living person) refers to information that could help to identify an individual. Biometric information can include fingerprints, iris images and faces, voice recordings, voice recordings, keystroke patterns and gait patterns, as well as health data. Biometric data can be easily collected and stored and used to identify an individual, so it’s important to learn and make sure to remove my information from unsafe devices.
Information that can be linked to an individual
There are many pieces of information that can be used to link an individual. However, it is very difficult to identify someone without a name or address. This was difficult, expensive, and slow in the past. These days, though, the technology has made this relatively easy.
There are many different types of information that could be considered sensitive. PII is a very common category. It includes personal information like a person’s Social Security Number. This information can be used to facilitate identity theft. For example, a criminal can use their Social Security number to apply for a credit line in their name, or create a fake passport or visa. Other types of information can be considered sensitive, including business information. If this information is made public, it can pose a risk to the company. Information that is considered sensitive includes trade secrets, intellectual property, and merger plans.
Information that is part of a filing system or stored in a computer
A file contains metadata, which is information about the file’s length, size, and location in the computer’s folder hierarchy. In most file systems, the names of all the files are stored in a single directory, called a directory table. The metadata of a file may include attributes such a date and time of creation, last access, and modified metadata. Some file attributes are stored separately in the form extended file attributes.
Information that is true or false
Information is subjective. Many sources have information that can be either true or false. The truth is more likely than the falsified. False assumptions can easily be made if information is presented in a way that makes it impossible for the reader to trust it. You can avoid this by using common sense and checking the source. Most information from journalists and researchers will have been thoroughly researched before being published.