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Q: Which false positives does Spirion (formerly Identity Finder find)?


  • 9 digit zip codes without a dash (e.g. 0214591234) - may be flagged as SSN
  • iPass phone book - foreign country access information may be flagged as credit card or account numbers
  • MIT PO # - may be flagged as an account # (10 digits starting with 4500)
  • MIT ID - will not be flagged as SSN, but might be flagged as an account number
  • any number in a field headed by 'Account' (e.g. a report with GL accounts)
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October 13, 2016

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