What is personal information?

Under Sec. 3(g) of the Data Privacy Act, “[p]ersonal information refers to any information whether recorded in a material form or not, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual.”

In other words, personal information is any information which can be linked to your identity, thus making you readily identifiable.