Types of personal data

AKA Personally-identifying information (PII)

In learning about GDPR, I searched around a lot for a comprehensive list of types of personally-identifying information (PII) or personal data as it’s more commonly called in the EU context. I found a number of short lists, but nothing which seemed to exhaustively speak to the problem of classifying such data under a regulation like the GDPR.

So I compiled my own list of the below items, some of which could clearly be broken down into sub-components. Also worth noting that some of these are…