Rules and Policies - Protecting PII - Privacy Act

The information on this page is intended to inform the public of GSA's privacy policies and practices as they apply to GSA employees, contractors, and clients.

What is Personally identifiable Information (PII)?

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines personally identifiable information as:

"information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, such as their name, social security number, biometric records, etc. alone, or when combined with other personal or identifying information which is linked or linkable to a specific individual, such as date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc."

For further details, see OMB Memorandum M-07-16 Safeguarding Against and Responding to the Breach of Personally Identifiable Information

GSA Rules of Behavior for Handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

See GSA Directive CIO P 2180.1 GSA Rules of Behavior for Handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

 

Last Reviewed 2015-11-18