September 20, 2016
Be Security Aware September

Protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII)


HFCU must protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to ensure the confidentiality of Member and Associate information -

  • It’s a regulatory requirement under the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • It’s a Honda Company requirement

What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

Personally identifiable information can be linked to a specific individual:
Name, e-mail, full postal address, birth date, Social Security number, driver’s license number, account numbers

Non-personally identifiable information cannot, by itself be used to identify a specific individual:
Aggregate data, zip code, area code, city, state, gender, age

Take a moment today to consider how you protect Member and Associate Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

For example, do you:

  • Keep PII records in a room or file cabinet that is locked when unattended
  • Keep your password secure
  • Shred unneeded paper documents containing PII at the end of each day
  • Lock your computer when you are not using it
  • Report suspicious attempts to obtain Member or Associate PII to your Manager and the IT Help Desk
  • Stop and think before clicking on an email link
  • Always escort visitors in private areas