An Overview of PII Detection and Protection in “Unstructured” Content

Regulatory mandates from countries around the globe provide privacy protection for personal information. Detecting and protecting PII is particularly challenging when it is contained in “unstructured” content, i.e., in the documents and user-generated files contained on file shares, personal computing devices, and content management systems. This paper discusses how visual classification can increase an organization’s ability to first detect PII in unstructured content and then provide more options for protecting it.

An overview of the use of visual classification for the detection and protection of sensitive data is provided below.


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About Visual Classification

Visual classification technology enables data management, analysis and governance tasks by automating the collection, reduction, classification and governance of large volumes of data. Highlighted by Gartner and Forbes, visual classification technology is unique as it supports data reduction and classification of any data file structure, format or type.

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