Examples of Protected (Restricted) Information

HIPAA, PHI, and ePHI

  • Name
  • Address – street address, city, county, zip code (more than 3 digits) or other geographic codes
  • Dates directly related to patient (except year), including DOB, admission or discharge date
  • Telephone Number
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Email addresses & fax numbers
  • Social Security Number
  • Medical Record Number
  • Health Plan Beneficiary Number
  • Account Number
  • Certificate/License Number
  • Any vehicle or device serial number, including license plates
  • Web Addresses (URLs)
  • Internet Protocol (IP) Address
  • Finger or voice prints
  • Photographic images
  • Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code
  • Age greater than 89 (as the 90 year old and over population is relatively small)

Educational Records and FERPA

Educational records are official records directly related to an identifiable student such as

  • Grades
  • Social security number
  • Passport number
  • Driver’s license number
  • Account balance

PCI DSS & other protected information

  • Credit Card Number(s)
  • Financial or general records that contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
    • Full name (if not common)
    • Home address
    • Email address (if private from an association/club membership, etc.)
    • National identification number
    • IP address (in some cases)
    • Vehicle registration plate number
    • Driver's license number
    • Face, fingerprints, or handwriting
    • Credit card numbers
    • Digital identity
    • Date of birth
    • Birthplace
    • Genetic information
    • Telephone number
    • Login name, screen name, nickname, or handle

Acronym Dictionary

  • Health Insurance Portability and Availability Act (HIPAA) 
  • Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI)
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

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