InfoTypes

An InfoType identifier represents an element of sensitive data, such as a PHONE_NUMBER or CREDIT_CARD_NUMBER.

When making a request, you can either specify the InfoType(s) that you want to look for or use the default setting, which searches for a preselected set of InfoTypes. Each returned result has an accompanying InfoType.

For complete details about all supported InfoTypes, see the reference guide.

InfoType Categories

Categories provide a way to easily access a group of related InfoTypes. For example, a category might include all InfoTypes related to finance, health, or personally identifiable information (PII).

Example InfoTypes and their categories:

  • Health
    • US_HEALTHCARE_NPI
    • CANADA_OHIP
  • Finance
    • CREDIT_CARD_NUMBER
    • IBAN_CODE
    • SWIFT_CODE
  • PII
    • US_SOCIAL_SECURITY_NUMBER
    • GERMANY_PASSPORT
    • UK_TAXPAYER_REFERENCE
    • PHONE_NUMBER

/rootCategories API Call

The DLP API releases new detectors and groups periodically. To see the latest list of supported categories, make the following /rootCategories API call.

GET https://dlp.googleapis.com/v2beta1/rootCategories

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