Eastern Michigan University

Private Personal Information (PPI) 

Social Security numbers and birth dates are information. A list of Social Security numbers, or a list of birth dates without any references or relationships to real individuals is still just information. When you tie that piece of information to an individual person, you have now created Private Personal Information (PPI) which must be protected and used in a manner that protects the individual’s right to keep PPI private.

Examples
Social Security number ( See added restrictions [link to Social Security Number page].) Health information (See also: Protected Health Information [add link to page here])
Passport number Disability information
Visa permit number Ethnicity
Driver's license number Gender
Bank account number Date of birth
Credit Card number Place of birth
Credit Card security code number Country of citizenship
Debit Card number Citizenship information
Personal Identification Number (PIN) Marital status
Tax information (e.g., W-2, W-4, 1099) Military status
Criminal record Home address
Discipline information Payroll information
Benefits data Retirement accounts
Family member information - names, ages, addresses See Student Education Records [link to page]
Donor Contact information Donor gift information
 Laws/Regulations/Policies
Additional Resources

How to Keep Your Personal Information Secure – Federal Trde Commission: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0272-how-keep-your-personal-information-secure

Using Private Personal Information

The permitted (Yes), the not permitted (No), and those needing to contact I.T. (Contact I.T.) are listed in three columns in the matrix below.

                YES                  NO                
       CONTACT I.T.        
 
Note: Don't see what you need? Email the I.T. Security Team at it-security@emich.edu.