PT-7: Specific Categories of Personally Identifiable Information

CSF v2.0 References:

PF v1.0 References:

Baselines:

  • Low

    N/A

  • Moderate

    N/A

  • High

    N/A

  • Privacy
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Control is new to this version of the control set.

Control Statement

Apply [Assignment: organization-defined processing conditions] for specific categories of personally identifiable information.

Supplemental Guidance

Organizations apply any conditions or protections that may be necessary for specific categories of personally identifiable information. These conditions may be required by laws, executive orders, directives, regulations, policies, standards, or guidelines. The requirements may also come from the results of privacy risk assessments that factor in contextual changes that may result in an organizational determination that a particular category of personally identifiable information is particularly sensitive or raises particular privacy risks. Organizations consult with the senior agency official for privacy and legal counsel regarding any protections that may be necessary.

Control Enhancements

PT-7(1): Social Security Numbers

Baseline(s):

  • Privacy

When a system processes Social Security numbers: Eliminate unnecessary collection, maintenance, and use of Social Security numbers, and explore alternatives to their use as a personal identifier; Do not deny any individual any right, benefit, or privilege provided by law because of such individual’s refusal to disclose his or her Social Security number; and Inform…

PT-7(2): First Amendment Information

Baseline(s):

  • Privacy

Prohibit the processing of information describing how any individual exercises rights guaranteed by the First Amendment unless expressly authorized by statute or by the individual or unless pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.