What is PII?
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) includes:
(1) any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, such as name, social
security number, date and place of birth, mother’s maiden name, or biometric records; and
(2) any other information that is linked or linkable to an individual, such as medical, educational, financial,
and employment information.
What are the regulations for PII?
US and Worldwide
Data protection and privacy regulations can require you and your company to keep individuals’ personal
data secure and private. The US legislative framework for the protection of PII resembles a patchwork
quilt. Unlike other countries, the US does not have a dedicated data protection law, but instead regulates
on a sector-by-sector basis by industry developed at both the federal and state levels.
The following are major regulations concerning collecting customer and visitor data.
▪ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), European Union
▪ Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), Japan
▪ Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), United States
▪ Privacy Act, Australia
▪ Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), Canada
What information is on a license barcode?
The barcode on your license contains all the information on the front of your ID in a single code: your
name, address, height, weight, birth date, license number and signature. It may not look like a
standard barcode, but it is a PDF417 2D barcode.
How does license scanning work?
The scanner reads the raw information in the barcode. Some scanners have a parsing application that
allows you to configure the device to parse essential information from a driver’s license into an
How does PassagePoint comply with privacy regulations?
PassagePoint can be configured to extract only desired information from an ID scan. The extracted data
from an ID (drivers license, passport, military ID, etc.) is determined by your organization based on your
policies; Personally Identifiable Information (PII) does not have to be extracted. Visitor information can
be captured, masked, or ignored based on your configuration in the software. ALL visitor information is
encrypted in transit and retained in the database on your secure network.