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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.

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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.

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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:

Personal

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:

Region

Identifiers

United States

Social Security number, US Driver’s license number

United Kingdom

National Insurance Number, UK Driver’s license number

Canada

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, Tax Identification Number

Germany: Tax Identification Number, German Residence Permit, German ID Card

Austria: Central Register of Residence ID (CRR-ID), Sector Specific PIN (ssPIN), SourcePIN

Sweden: Personal Identity Number, Coordination Number, Organization number, Identity Card Number

Italy: Fiscal Code

Spain: National Identity Number, Tax ID Number, Foreigner Identity Number, Tax Identification Code


Netherlands: Citizen Service Number (formerly known as Social Security number), Education number, ID card number


Luxembourg: National Identification Number, Tax ID / Registration Number


Belgium: National Register Number, Foreign ID number, ID Card Number


Denmark: Personal Identification Number, Civil Registration Number, Replacement number


Finland: Personal Identity Code, Finnish Unique ID number


Portugal: Tax Identification Number, Civil Identification Number, Citizen Card document Number


Poland: Public Electronic Census System Number (PESEL), Regon number, Tax ID Number, ID card number


Bulgaria: Unified Civil Number/Unique Citizenship number, ID Card number, Foreigner Personal Number

 

Greece: Identity Card, Social Security Number, Tax Identifier

 

Croatia: Personal Identity Number, Citizen Number

 

Cyprus: Identity Card Number, Tax Identification Number

 

Czech Republic: Birth Number

 

Slovenia: Citizen Number, Tax Identification Number

 

Estonia: Citizen Number

 

Slovakia: Birth Number

 

Romania: Personal Identification Number

 

Malta: Identification Number

 

Latvia: Personal Code

 

Lithuania: Personal Code

 

Hungary: Tax Identification Number, Tax Number

 

Driver's License numbers for licenses issued in each of the above countries.

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

Financial

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:

Region

Local bank identifier

United States

ABA Routing number

United Kingdom

UK Bank Sort code, SWIFT code

Canada

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

 

Healthcare

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:

Region

Patterns

United States

Health Insurance Claim Number or Medicare ID Number

United Kingdom

National Health Service (NHS) number,

Community Health Index (Scotland NHS) number

Canada

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

Portugal: Social Security Number, Healthcare user number

 

Corporate

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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