Built-in Patterns

Egnyte Protect can look for several patterns of sensitive information in your content, such as Personally Identifiable Information (unique individual identifiers), Payment Information etc. These built-in patterns are grouped together for your convenience in information categories such as Corporate, Healthcare, Personal etc. You can select any of these patterns in your custom policy so that a file containing any of the included identifiers will be matched with your policy.

1) When you select a regional jurisdiction, the identifiers specific to the region will be available under each pattern. For example, selecting the UK jurisdiction will make the National Insurance Number identifier available in the Personally Identifiable Information pattern.

2) When adding a Custom Policy, click on the "Configure" button for Sensitive Content Patterns.


3) In the Sensitive Content Patterns pane, you can select any of the available built-in patterns in any information category as part of your Custom Policy.


4) If a file contains any identifier from the selected patterns, it will be matched against your Custom Policy.

The available built-in patterns under each information category are:


1) Personally Identifiable Information - Includes personal identifiers such as national insurance numbers, passport numbers and driver’s license numbers, which can uniquely identify an individual within a region. For example, a Social Security Number can uniquely identify a US resident while a National Insurance Number can uniquely identify a UK resident. The following are the identifiers for each region grouped under this pattern:



United States

Social Security number, US Driver’s license number

United Kingdom

National Insurance Number, UK Driver’s license number


Social Insurance Number

Driver’s license number for the following provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia

European Union

  • Ireland: Personal Public Service Number
  • France: Social Security Number (INSEE Number), NEPH Number, Tax Identification Number, Driver's License Number
  • Germany: Tax Identification Number, Residence Permit Number, German ID Card, Driver's License Number
  • Austria: Central Register of Residence ID (CRR-ID), Sector Specific PIN (ssPIN), SourcePIN, Driver's License Number
  • Sweden: Personal Identity Number, Coordination Number, Driver's License Number
  • Italy: Fiscal Code
  • Spain: National Identity Number, Tax ID Number, Foreigner Identity Number, Tax Identification Code, Driver's License Number
  • Netherlands: Citizen Service Number (formerly known as Social Security number), Education number, ID card number, Driver's License Number
  • Luxembourg: National Identification Number, Tax ID / Registration Number
  • Belgium: National Register Number, Foreign ID number, ID Card Number, Driver's License Number
  • Denmark: Personal Identification Number, CPR-Number, Replacement number, Driver's License Number
  • Finland: Personal Identity Code, Finnish Unique ID number, Driver's License Number
  • Portugal: Tax Identification Number (NIF), Civil Identification Number (NIC), Citizen Card Document Number
  • Poland: Public Electronic Census System Number (PESEL), Tax ID Number (NIP), ID card number, Driver's License Number
  • Bulgaria: Unified Civil Number/Unique Citizenship number, ID Card number, Foreigner Personal Number, Driver's License Number
  • Greece: Identity Card, Social Security Number, Tax Identifier
  • Croatia: Personal Identity Number, Unique Master Citizen Number, Driver's License Number
  • Cyprus: Identity Card Number, Tax Identification Number
  • Czech Republic: Birth Number, Driver's License Number
  • Slovenia: Unique Master Citizen Number, Tax Identification Number, Driver's License Number
  • EstoniaPersonal Identification Code (Citizen Number)
  • Slovakia: Birth Number
  • Romania: Personal Identification Number
  • Malta: Identification Number
  • Latvia: Personal Code
  • Lithuania: Personal Code
  • Hungary: Tax Identification Number

All regions

Passport number


2) Partially Personal Information - Includes partial identifiers that can be combined together to uniquely identify an individual. The following are the identifiers under this pattern:

  • Contact Information - Combinations of contact details for an individual such as telephone numbers, postal addresses and email addresses.
  • Date of Birth, Ethnicity terms


3) Payment Information - Includes payment identifiers such as credit and debit card numbers and Magstripe track data that can uniquely identify a payment account associated with an individual.

4) Banking Information - Includes banking identifiers specific to an individual's bank account. The identifiers in this pattern consist of:

  • International Bank Account numbers (IBAN) - an international standard under ISO 13616:2007 for identifying bank accounts across national borders.
  • Regional bank account numbers - Combinations of a regional bank identifier and a bank account number. The mostly widely used bank identifiers are the SWIFT codes, otherwise known as the Business Identifier codes (BIC), which are part of the ISO 20022 standard for electronic data interchange between financial institutions. Apart from the SWIFT codes, the following bank identifiers are detected for each region:


Local bank identifier

United States

ABA Routing number

United Kingdom

UK Bank Sort code, SWIFT code


Canada Routing number, MICR/Transit number, SWIFT code

European Union

SWIFT codes for the 27 EU countries and the following country-specific bank identifiers:

  • Ireland: National Sort Code
  • France: Bank Identity Statement (RIB)
  • Germany: Bank Code (BLZ)
  • Austria: Bank Code (BLZ)
  • Sweden: Clearing Number
  • Italy: Bank Code (ABI/CIN/CAB/Conto)
  • Spain: Customer account code (CCC)
  • Denmark: Full domestic number, Bank Registration Number
  • Portugal: Bank Identifier Number



5) Personal Health Information - Includes health identifiers and patient information specific to an individual. The following are the identifiers for each region grouped under this pattern:



United States

Health Insurance Claim Number or Medicare ID Number

United Kingdom

National Health Service (NHS) number,

Community Health Index (Scotland NHS) number


Personal Health Number (PHN) for Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba provinces

European Union

  • Ireland: General Medical Service number, Drug Payment Scheme number
  • Germany: Personal health insurance number (KVNR), Pension insurance number (VSNR/RVNR), Social Security Number
  • Austria: Social Insurance number
  • Italy: Health insurance number
  • Spain: Social security affiliation number (NAF)
  • Netherlands: Social Security Number
  • Luxembourg: Social Security Number
  • Portugal: Social Security Number, Healthcare user number



6) Corporate Information - Includes semi-public business identifiers that can uniquely identify a business identity in a region. The following are the identifiers under this pattern:

  • IRS Employer Identification Number - a unique identifier assigned by the US Internal Revenue Service to a business entity, also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number - a unique identifier issued to health care providers in the US by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • DEA Registration Number - identifiers assigned to health care providers by the US Drug Enforcement Administration to write prescriptions for controlled substances.
  • EU Corporate Identifiers - Country-specific identifiers assigned to businesses in the EU.
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