PII is any information about an individual which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity. PII is categorized as either Public PII or Protected PII.
Public PII is available in public sources such as telephone books, public websites, business cards, university listings, etc. Public PII does not require redaction prior to document submission to OSTI. Some common examples of Public PII include:
Protected PII is defined as an individual’s first name or first initial and last name in combination with any one or more types of information, including, but not limited to, social security number, passport number, credit card numbers, clearances, bank numbers, biometrics, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, criminal, medical and financial records, educational transcripts, etc. Protected PII must be protected in accordance with DOE O 206.1, and requires redaction prior to document submission to OSTI. Some common examples of Protected PII include: