Amazon Macie
User Guide

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

Object classification by PII is based on recognizing any personally identifiable artifacts based on industry standards such as NIST-80-122 and FIPS 199. Macie is able to recognize the following PII artifacts:

  • Full names

  • Mailing addresses

  • Email addresses

  • Credit card numbers

  • IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6)

  • Drivers license IDs (USA)

  • National identification numbers (USA)

  • Birth dates

As part of PII object classification, Macie also assigns each matching object a PII impact of high, moderate, and low using the following criteria:

  • High

    • >= 1 full name and credit card

    • >= 50 names or emails and any combination of other PII

  • Moderate

    • >= 5 names or emails and any combination of other PII

  • Low

    • 1-5 names or emails and any combination of PII

    • Any quantity of PII attributes above (without names or emails)