Overview

Skill Level: Intermediate

StoredIQ provides a cartridge file named GDPRFocusedDataDiscoveryBasic.car with regex-based patterns to detect key Personally Identifiable Information (PII) types for selected European Union countries. Learn how to customize it to your needs.

Ingredients

 

Step-by-step

  1. Overview and purpose

    Starting with version 7.6.0.12, StoredIQ supports analytic plugins called cartridges. This article assumes you are familiar with the concept of cartridges in general and know how to develop regular expression cartridges. To get this level of familiarity it is strongly suggested to work through the cartrdige fundamental recipe Developing Regular Expression Cartridges for StoredIQ.

    StoredIQ 7.6.0.12 provides two country specific cartridges for major EU countries to detect key sensitive information types. One cartridge detects basic ids such as the national ID number, bank account number, passport number, IP address, tax ID, etc. A second cartridge uses cognitive, natural language processing (NLP) modules to detect person names, organization and company names, locations and addresses. You can download these two cartridges from FixCentral.

    The file GDPRFocusedDataDiscoveryBasic.car contains the regex-based patterns to detect key Personally Identifiable Information (PII) types for selected European Union countries.

    List of supported countries in GDPRFocusedDataDiscoveryBasic.car:

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Poland
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • United Kingdom

    List of supported PII Types in GDPRFocusedDataDiscoveryBasic.car:

    • Bank Account Numbers (International IBAN and National versions)
    • National ID Numbers (sometimes multiple per country e.g tax ID, insurance, national ID card)
    • Passport Numbers (currently no support for Denmark or Netherlands passport numbers)
    • Phone Numbers

    This article will decribe how this cartridges can be customized. Customizations can include changes to patterns to make them more robust when used with certain kinds of content or adding new patterns for a given PII type. You will also learn how to add new supported countries, add new PII Types or add more search options.

    This article will also provide some background information about how the PII Types are defined for each country.

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