CompTIA Security Plus Mock Test Q322

Used in conjunction, which of the following are PII? (Select TWO).

A. Marital status
B. Favorite movie
C. Pet’s name
D. Birthday
E. Full name

Correct Answer: D,E
Section: Compliance and Operational Security

Personally identifiable information (PII) is a catchall for any data that can be used to uniquely identify an individual. This data can be anything from the person’s name to a fingerprint (think biometrics), credit card number, or patient record. A birthday together with a full name makes it personally identifiable information.

Incorrect Answers:
A: Marital status can be shared and thus is not personally identifiable information.
B: Many people can share a like for the same movie.
C: Pet’s name is not personally identifiable information.

Dulaney, Emmett and Chuck Eastton, CompTIA Security+ Study Guide, 6th Edition, Sybex, Indianapolis, 2014, p. 404