Inspect a string for sensitive data, excluding a custom substring

Illustrates how to use an InspectConfig to instruct Cloud DLP to avoid matching on the name "Jimmy" in a scan that uses the specified custom regular expression detector.

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Java

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud DLP, see Cloud DLP client libraries.


import com.google.cloud.dlp.v2.DlpServiceClient;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.ByteContentItem;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.ByteContentItem.BytesType;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.ContentItem;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.CustomInfoType;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.CustomInfoType.Dictionary;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.CustomInfoType.Dictionary.WordList;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.CustomInfoType.Regex;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.ExclusionRule;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.Finding;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InfoType;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InspectConfig;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InspectContentRequest;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InspectContentResponse;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InspectionRule;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.InspectionRuleSet;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.LocationName;
import com.google.privacy.dlp.v2.MatchingType;
import com.google.protobuf.ByteString;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.List;

public class InspectStringCustomExcludingSubstring {

  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    // TODO(developer): Replace these variables before running the sample.
    String projectId = "your-project-id";
    String textToInspect = "Name: Doe, John. Name: Example, Jimmy";
    String customDetectorPattern = "[A-Z][a-z]{1,15}, [A-Z][a-z]{1,15}";
    List<String> excludedSubstringList = Arrays.asList("Jimmy");
    inspectStringCustomExcludingSubstring(
        projectId, textToInspect, customDetectorPattern, excludedSubstringList);
  }

  // Inspects the provided text, avoiding matches specified in the exclusion list.
  public static void inspectStringCustomExcludingSubstring(
      String projectId,
      String textToInspect,
      String customDetectorPattern,
      List<String> excludedSubstringList)
      throws IOException {
    // Initialize client that will be used to send requests. This client only needs to be created
    // once, and can be reused for multiple requests. After completing all of your requests, call
    // the "close" method on the client to safely clean up any remaining background resources.
    try (DlpServiceClient dlp = DlpServiceClient.create()) {
      // Specify the type and content to be inspected.
      ByteContentItem byteItem =
          ByteContentItem.newBuilder()
              .setType(BytesType.TEXT_UTF8)
              .setData(ByteString.copyFromUtf8(textToInspect))
              .build();
      ContentItem item = ContentItem.newBuilder().setByteItem(byteItem).build();

      // Specify the type of info the inspection will look for.
      InfoType infoType = InfoType.newBuilder().setName("CUSTOM_NAME_DETECTOR").build();
      CustomInfoType customInfoType =
          CustomInfoType.newBuilder()
              .setInfoType(infoType)
              .setRegex(Regex.newBuilder().setPattern(customDetectorPattern))
              .build();

      // Exclude partial matches from the specified excludedSubstringList.
      ExclusionRule exclusionRule =
          ExclusionRule.newBuilder()
              .setMatchingType(MatchingType.MATCHING_TYPE_PARTIAL_MATCH)
              .setDictionary(
                  Dictionary.newBuilder()
                      .setWordList(WordList.newBuilder().addAllWords(excludedSubstringList)))
              .build();

      // Construct a ruleset that applies the exclusion rule to the EMAIL_ADDRESSES infotype.
      InspectionRuleSet ruleSet =
          InspectionRuleSet.newBuilder()
              .addInfoTypes(infoType)
              .addRules(InspectionRule.newBuilder().setExclusionRule(exclusionRule))
              .build();

      // Construct the configuration for the Inspect request, including the ruleset.
      InspectConfig config =
          InspectConfig.newBuilder()
              .addCustomInfoTypes(customInfoType)
              .setIncludeQuote(true)
              .addRuleSet(ruleSet)
              .build();

      // Construct the Inspect request to be sent by the client.
      InspectContentRequest request =
          InspectContentRequest.newBuilder()
              .setParent(LocationName.of(projectId, "global").toString())
              .setItem(item)
              .setInspectConfig(config)
              .build();

      // Use the client to send the API request.
      InspectContentResponse response = dlp.inspectContent(request);

      // Parse the response and process results
      System.out.println("Findings: " + response.getResult().getFindingsCount());
      for (Finding f : response.getResult().getFindingsList()) {
        System.out.println("\tQuote: " + f.getQuote());
        System.out.println("\tInfo type: " + f.getInfoType().getName());
        System.out.println("\tLikelihood: " + f.getLikelihood());
      }
    }
  }
}

Python

To learn how to install and use the client library for Cloud DLP, see Cloud DLP client libraries.

def inspect_string_custom_excluding_substring(
    project, content_string, exclusion_list=["jimmy"]
):
    """Inspects the provided text with a custom detector, avoiding matches on specific tokens

    Uses the Data Loss Prevention API to omit matches on a custom detector
    if they include tokens in the specified exclusion list.

    Args:
        project: The Google Cloud project id to use as a parent resource.
        content_string: The string to inspect.
        exclusion_list: The list of strings to ignore matches on

    Returns:
        None; the response from the API is printed to the terminal.
    """

    # Import the client library.
    import google.cloud.dlp

    # Instantiate a client.
    dlp = google.cloud.dlp_v2.DlpServiceClient()

    # Construct a custom regex detector for names
    custom_info_types = [
        {
            "info_type": {"name": "CUSTOM_NAME_DETECTOR"},
            "regex": {"pattern": "[A-Z][a-z]{1,15}, [A-Z][a-z]{1,15}"},
        }
    ]

    # Construct a rule set that will only match if the match text does not
    # contains tokens from the exclusion list.
    rule_set = [
        {
            "info_types": [{"name": "CUSTOM_NAME_DETECTOR"}],
            "rules": [
                {
                    "exclusion_rule": {
                        "dictionary": {"word_list": {"words": exclusion_list}},
                        "matching_type": google.cloud.dlp_v2.MatchingType.MATCHING_TYPE_PARTIAL_MATCH,
                    }
                }
            ],
        }
    ]

    # Construct the configuration dictionary
    inspect_config = {
        "custom_info_types": custom_info_types,
        "rule_set": rule_set,
        "include_quote": True,
    }

    # Construct the `item`.
    item = {"value": content_string}

    # Convert the project id into a full resource id.
    parent = f"projects/{project}"

    # Call the API.
    response = dlp.inspect_content(
        request={"parent": parent, "inspect_config": inspect_config, "item": item}
    )

    # Print out the results.
    if response.result.findings:
        for finding in response.result.findings:
            print(f"Quote: {finding.quote}")
            print(f"Info type: {finding.info_type.name}")
            print(f"Likelihood: {finding.likelihood}")
    else:
        print("No findings.")

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