InfoType detector reference

Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) uses information types—or infoTypes—to define what it scans for. An infoType is a type of sensitive data, such as a name, email address, telephone number, identification number, credit card number, and so on.

Every infoType defined in Cloud DLP has a corresponding detector. Cloud DLP uses infoType detectors in the configuration for its scans to determine what to inspect for and how to transform findings. InfoType names are also used when displaying or reporting scan results.

For more in-depth information about infoType detectors, see InfoTypes and infoType detectors.

The Cloud DLP team releases new infoType detectors and groups periodically. To get the latest list of built-in infoTypes, call the infoTypes.list method of Cloud DLP.

Global

InfoType Description
AGE

An age measured in months or years.

ALL_BASIC

A special type that triggers all of the most common infoType detectors. Some infoTypes are not included, as they are specialized or tend to generate more noise when used generally. ALL_BASIC is good for initial testing and exploration, but for production use you should choose and configure the individual types that are applicable to your needs.

CREDIT_CARD_NUMBER

A credit card number is 12 to 19 digits long. They are used for payment transactions globally.

DATE

A date. This includes most date formats, as well as the names of common world holidays.

DATE_OF_BIRTH

A date of birth.

DOMAIN_NAME

A domain name as defined by the DNS standard.

EMAIL_ADDRESS

An email address identifies the mailbox that emails are sent to or from. The maximum length of the domain name is 255 characters, and the maximum length of the local-part is 64 characters.

ETHNIC_GROUP

A person’s ethnic group.

FEMALE_NAME

A common female name.

FIRST_NAME

A first name is defined as the first part of a PERSON_NAME.

GCP_CREDENTIALS

Google Cloud Platform service account credentials. Credentials that can be used to authenticate with Google API client libraries and service accounts.

GENDER

A person’s gender identity.

IBAN_CODE

An International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is defined as an internationally agreed-upon method for identifying bank accounts. It's defined by the International Standard of Organization (ISO) 13616:2007 standard. ISO 13616:2007 was created by the European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS). An IBAN consists of up to 34 alphanumeric characters including elements such as a country code or account number.

ICD9_CODE

The International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) lexicon is used to assign diagnostic and procedure codes associated with inpatient, outpatient, and physician office use in the United States. It was created by the US National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The ICD-9-CM is based on the ICD-9 but provides for additional morbidity detail. It's updated annually on October 1.

ICD10_CODE

Like ICD-9-CM codes, the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) lexicon is a series of diagnostic codes published by the World Health Organization (WHO) to describe causes of morbidity and mortality.

IMEI_HARDWARE_ID

An International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) hardware identifier, used to identify mobile phones.

IP_ADDRESS

An Internet Protocol (IP) address (either IPv4 or IPv6).

LAST_NAME

A last name is defined as the last part of a PERSON_NAME.

LOCATION

A physical address or location.

MAC_ADDRESS A media access control address (MAC address), which is an identifier for a network adapter.
MAC_ADDRESS_LOCAL A local media access control address (MAC address), which is an identifier for a network adapter.
MALE_NAME

A common male name.

PASSPORT

A passport number that matches passport numbers for the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.

PERSON_NAME

A full person name, which can include first names, middle names or initials, and last names.

PHONE_NUMBER

A telephone number.

SWIFT_CODE

A SWIFT code is the same as a Bank Identifier Code (BIC). It's a unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use the codes for exchanging other messages.

TIME

A timestamp of a specific time of day.

URL

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL).

Argentina

InfoType Description
ARGENTINA_DNI_NUMBER

An Argentine Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI), or national identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

Australia

InfoType Description
AUSTRALIA_MEDICARE_NUMBER

A 9-digit Australian Medicare account number is issued to permanent residents of Australia (except for Norfolk island). The primary purpose of this number is to prove Medicare eligibility to receive subsidized care in Australia.

AUSTRALIA_PASSPORT

An Australian passport number.

AUSTRALIA_TAX_FILE_NUMBER

An Australian tax file number (TFN) is a number issued by the Australian Tax Office for taxpayer identification. Every taxpaying entity, such as an individual or an organization, is assigned a unique number.

Belgium

InfoType Description
BELGIUM_NATIONAL_ID_CARD_NUMBER

A 12-digit Belgian national identity card number.

Brazil

InfoType Description
BRAZIL_CPF_NUMBER

The Brazilian Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF) number, or Natural Persons Register number, is an 11-digit number used in Brazil for taxpayer identification.

Canada

InfoType Description
CANADA_BC_PHN

The British Columbia Personal Health Number (PHN) is issued to citizens, permanent residents, temporary workers, students, and other individuals who are entitled to health care coverage in the Province of British Columbia.

CANADA_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBER

A driver's license number for each of the ten provinces in Canada.

CANADA_OHIP

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) number is issued to citizens, permanent residents, temporary workers, students, and other individuals who are entitled to health care coverage in the Province of Ontario.

CANADA_PASSPORT

A Canadian passport number.

CANADA_QUEBEC_HIN

The Québec Health Insurance Number (HIN) is issued to citizens, permanent residents, temporary workers, students and other individuals who are entitled to health care coverage in the Province of Québec.

CANADA_SOCIAL_INSURANCE_NUMBER

The Canadian Social Insurance Number (SIN) is the main identifier used in Canada for citizens, permanent residents, and those on work or study visas. With a Canadian SIN and mailing address, one can apply for health care coverage, driver's licenses, and other important services.

Chile

InfoType Description
CHILE_CDI_NUMBER

A Chilean Cédula de Identidad (CDI), or identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

China

InfoType Description
CHINA_RESIDENT_ID_NUMBER

A Chinese resident identification number.

CHINA_PASSPORT

A Chinese passport number.

Colombia

InfoType Description
COLOMBIA_CDC_NUMBER

A Colombian Cédula de Ciudadanía (CDC), or citizenship card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

Denmark

InfoType Description
DENMARK_CPR_NUMBER

A Personal Identification Number (CPR, Det Centrale Personregister) is a national ID number in Denmark. It is used with public agencies such as health care and tax authorities. Banks and insurance companies also use it as a customer number. The CPR number is required for people who reside in Denmark, pay tax or own property there.

France

InfoType Description
FRANCE_CNI

The French Carte Nationale d'Identité Sécurisée (CNI or CNIS) is the French national identity card. It's an official identity document consisting of a 12-digit identification number. This number is commonly used when opening bank accounts and when paying by check. It can sometimes be used instead of a passport or visa within the European Union (EU) and in some other countries.

FRANCE_NIR

The French Numéro d'Inscription au Répertoire (NIR) is a permanent personal identification number that's also known as the French social security number for services including healthcare as well as pensions.

FRANCE_PASSPORT

A French passport number.

Finland

InfoType Description
FINLAND_NATIONAL_ID_NUMBER

A Finnish personal identity code, a national government identification number for Finnish citizens used on identity cards, driver's licenses and passports.

Germany

InfoType Description
GERMANY_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBER

A German driver's license number.

GERMANY_IDENTITY_CARD_NUMBER

The German Personalausweis, or identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens of Germany.

GERMANY_PASSPORT

A German passport number. The format of a German passport number is 10 alphanumeric characters, chosen from numerals 0-9 and letters C, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, T, V, W, X, Y, Z.

GERMANY_TAXPAYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBER

An 11-digit German taxpayer identification number assigned to both natural-born and other legal residents of Germany for the purposes of recording tax payments.

Hong Kong

InfoType Description
HONG_KONG_ID_NUMBER

The 香港身份證, or Hong Kong identity card (HKIC), is used as the main identity document for citizens of Hong Kong.

India

InfoType Description
INDIA_AADHAAR_INDIVIDUAL

The Indian Aadhaar number is a 12-digit unique identity number obtained by residents of India, based on their biometric and demographic data.

INDIA_GST_INDIVIDUAL

The Indian GST identification number (GSTIN) is a unique identifier required of every business in India for taxation.

INDIA_PAN_INDIVIDUAL

The Indian Personal Permanent Account Number (PAN) is a unique 10-digit alphanumeric identifier used for identification of individuals, particularly those who pay income tax. It's issued by the Indian Income Tax Department. The PAN is valid for the lifetime of the holder.

Japan

InfoType Description
JAPAN_BANK_ACCOUNT

A Japanese bank account number.

JAPAN_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBER

A Japanese driver's license number.

JAPAN_INDIVIDUAL_NUMBER

The Japanese national identification number—sometimes referred to as "My Number"—is a new national ID number as of January 2016.

JAPAN_PASSPORT

A Japanese passport number. The passport number consists of two alphabetic characters followed by seven digits.

Korea

InfoType Description
KOREA_PASSPORT

A Korean passport number.

KOREA_RRN

A South Korean Social Security number.

Mexico

InfoType Description
MEXICO_CURP_NUMBER

The Mexico Clave Única de Registro de Población (CURP) number, or Unique Population Registry Code or Personal Identification Code number. This is an 18-character state-issued identification number assigned by the Mexican government to citizens or residents of Mexico and used for taxpayer identification.

MEXICO_PASSPORT

A Mexican passport number.

The Netherlands

InfoType Description
NETHERLANDS_BSN_NUMBER

A Dutch Burgerservicenummer (BSN), or Citizen's Service Number, is a state-issued identification number that's on driver's licenses, passports, and international ID cards.

NETHERLANDS_PASSPORT

A Dutch passport number.

Norway

InfoType Description
NORWAY_NI_NUMBER

Norway‘s Fødselsnummer, National Identification Number, or Birth Number is assigned at birth, or on migration into the country. It is registered with the Norwegian Tax Office.

Paraguay

InfoType Description
PARAGUAY_CIC_NUMBER

A Paraguayan Cédula de Identidad Civil (CIC), or civil identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

Peru

InfoType Description
PERU_DNI_NUMBER

A Peruvian Documento Nacional de Identidad (DNI), or national identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

Poland

InfoType Description
POLAND_PESEL_NUMBER

The PESEL number is the national identification number used in Poland. It is mandatory for all permanent residents of Poland, as well as for temporary residents staying there longer than 2 months. It is assigned to just one person and cannot be changed.

POLAND_NATIONAL_ID_NUMBER

The Polish identity card number. is a government identification number for Polish citizens. Every citizen older than 18 years must have an identity card. The card is issued by the local Office of Civic Affairs. Every identity card has its own unique number.

POLAND_PASSPORT

A Polish passport number. Polish passport is an international travel document for Polish citizens. It can also be used as a proof of Polish citizenship.

Portugal

InfoType Description
PORTUGAL_CDC_NUMBER

A Portuguese Cartão de cidadão (CDC), or Citizen Card, is used as the main identity, Social Security, health services, taxpayer, and voter document for citizens.

Singapore

InfoType Description
SINGAPORE_NATIONAL_REGISTRATION_ID_NUMBER

A unique set of nine alpha-numeric characters on the Singapore National Registration Identity Card.

SINGAPORE_PASSPORT

A Singaporean passport number.

Spain

InfoType Description
SPAIN_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBER

A Spanish driver's license number.

SPAIN_NIE_NUMBER

The Spanish Número de Identificación de Extranjeros (NIE) is an identification number for foreigners living or doing business in Spain. An NIE number is needed for key transactions such as opening a bank account, buying a car, or setting up a mobile phone contract.

SPAIN_NIF_NUMBER

The Spanish Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF) is a government identification number for Spanish citizens. An NIF number is needed for key transactions such as opening a bank account, buying a car, or setting up a mobile phone contract.

SPAIN_PASSPORT

A Spanish Ordinary Passport (Pasaporte Ordinario) number. There are 4 different types of passports in Spain. This detector is for the Ordinary Passport (Pasaporte Ordinario) type, which is issued for ordinary travel, such as vacations and business trips.

Sweden

InfoType Description
SWEDEN_NATIONAL_ID_NUMBER

A Swedish Personal Identity Number (personnummer), a national government identification number for Swedish citizens.

SWEDEN_PASSPORT

A Swedish passport number.

Taiwan

InfoType Description
TAIWAN_PASSPORT

A Taiwanese passport number.

Thailand

InfoType Description
THAILAND_NATIONAL_ID_NUMBER

The Thai บัตรประจำตัวประชาชนไทย, or identity card, is used as the main identity document for Thai nationals.

Turkey

InfoType Description
TURKEY_ID_NUMBER

A unique Turkish personal identification number, assigned to every citizen of Turkey.

United Kingdom

InfoType Description
UK_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBER

A driver's license number for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK).

UK_NATIONAL_HEALTH_SERVICE_NUMBER

A National Health Service (NHS) number is the unique number allocated to a registered user of the three public health services in England, Wales, and the Isle of Man.

UK_NATIONAL_INSURANCE_NUMBER

The National Insurance number (NINO) is a number used in the United Kingdom (UK) in the administration of the National Insurance or social security system. It identifies people, and is also used for some purposes in the UK tax system. The number is sometimes referred to as NI No or NINO.

UK_PASSPORT

A United Kingdom (UK) passport number.

UK_TAXPAYER_REFERENCE

A United Kingdom (UK) Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number. This number, comprised of a string of 10 decimal digits, is an identifier used by the UK government to manage the taxation system. Unlike other identifiers, such as the passport number or social insurance number, the UTR is not listed on official identity cards.

United States

InfoType Description
AMERICAN_BANKERS_CUSIP_ID

An American Bankers' Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) number is a 9-character alphanumeric code that identifies a North American financial security.

FDA_CODE

The US National Drug Code (NDC) is a unique identifier for drug products, mandated in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

US_ADOPTION_TAXPAYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBER

A United States Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number (ATIN) is a type of Tax Identification Number (TIN), issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are in the process of legally adopting a US citizen or resident child.

US_BANK_ROUTING_MICR

The American Bankers Association (ABA) Routing Number (also called the transit number) is a nine-digit code. It's used to identify the financial institution that's responsible to credit or entitled to receive credit for a check or electronic transaction.

US_DEA_NUMBER

A US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number is assigned to a health care provider by the US DEA. It allows the health care provider to write prescriptions for controlled substances. The DEA number is often used as a general "prescriber number" that is a unique identifier for anyone who can prescribe medication.

US_DRIVERS_LICENSE_NUMBER

A driver's license number for the United States. Format can vary depending on the issuing state.

US_EMPLOYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBER

A United States Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity.

US_HEALTHCARE_NPI

The US National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit identification number issued to health care providers in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The NPI has replaced the unique provider identification number (UPIN) as the required identifier for Medicare services. It's also used by other payers, including commercial healthcare insurers.

US_INDIVIDUAL_TAXPAYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBER

A United States Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a type of Tax Identification Number (TIN), issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). An ITIN is a tax processing number only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses, and dependents who cannot get a Social Security Number (SSN).

US_PASSPORT

A United States passport number.

US_PREPARER_TAXPAYER_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBER

A United States Preparer Taxpayer Identification Number (PTIN) is an identification number that all paid tax return preparers must use on US federal tax returns or claims for refund submitted to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

US_SOCIAL_SECURITY_NUMBER

A United States Social Security number (SSN) is a 9-digit number issued to US citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents. The Social Security number has effectively become the United States national identification number.

US_STATE

A United States state name.

US_TOLLFREE_PHONE_NUMBER

A US toll-free telephone number.

US_VEHICLE_IDENTIFICATION_NUMBER

A vehicle identification number (VIN) is a unique 17-digit code assigned to every on-road motor vehicle.

Uruguay

InfoType Description
URUGUAY_CDI_NUMBER

An Uruguayan Cédula de Identidad (CDI), or identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

Venezuela

InfoType Description
VENEZUELA_CDI_NUMBER

A Venezuelan Cédula de Identidad (CDI), or national identity card, is used as the main identity document for citizens.

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