What is personal information?
Personal information is anything that can be used to uniquely identify you, either independently or in combination with other data. It might include your name and address, medical records, bank account details, photos, videos or even information about what you like, your opinions and where you work.
Why is it important?
Personal information is currency for criminals online and with it they may be able to access your bank account, obtain credit cards or loans in your name, compose more convincing fake emails (phishing) and guess your passwords.