The university is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. Personal Information (personally identifiable information, PII, or personal data) is information that, when used alone or with other relevant data, can identify an individual. PII may contain direct identifiers (e.g., passport information) that can identify a person uniquely, or quasi-identifiers (e.g., race) that can be combined with other quasi-identifiers (e.g., date of birth) to successfully recognize an individual.
Examples of PII include, but are not limited to: an individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth, race, gender, religion, personal identification numbers (social security number -SSN, passport number, driver’s license number, taxpayer identification number, patient identification number, financial account number, or credit card number), contact information (home address, email address, telephone number) personal characteristics (photographic images, fingerprints, or handwriting; biometric data (retina scans, voice signatures, or facial geometry), etc.
For more information, click on a policy below.
- GW Statement of Privacy Practices
- GW Privacy of Student Records Policy
- Social Security Number and GWID Usage Policy