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"PII is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity," said Anita Heath, Hanscom's Freedom of Information and Privacy Act manager. "This information includes names, Social Security numbers, dates and places of birth and mothers' maiden names."
Failure to safeguard PII could result in a PII breach. According to Air Force Regulations, a PII breach is considered a loss of control, compromise or unauthorized access where persons other than authorized users have access or potential access to PII, whether physical or electronic, for anything other than an authorized purpose.