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Identity Finder (ID Finder)

Boston College uses Identity Finder as a tool to aid in the process of finding and handling confidential data on faculty and staff computers. ID Finder scans computers for confidential information including credit card numbers and social security numbers. This type of information is called Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

NOTE: ID Finder may not find all Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on your computer and it also may think some information on your computer is PII, when it is not. This is to be expected.

Learn about the pilot of ID Finder (version 8.1).

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Using ID Finder

  Windows Mac
Install ID Finder Automatic: No Action Required Installing Identity Finder
Scanning Automatic: No Action Required
Scanning for confidential data
Handling Scan Results
Windows 7 & Vista Mac OS X
Advanced Scanning and Remediation
Advanced Remediation for Windows
Handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in Zipped Files

For Data Security Officers (DSO)