Canada personal health identification number (PHIN)


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Keyword Highlighting


When keyword highlighting is supported in the contextual summary for a sensitive information type or a trainable classifier, in the Contextual Summary view of activity explorer, the keywords in a document that were matched to a policy are highlighted.


A DLP policy has medium confidence that it's detected this type of sensitive information if, within a proximity of 300 characters:

  • The regular expression Regex_canada_phin finds content that matches the pattern.
  • At least two keywords from Keyword_canada_phin or Keyword_canada_provinces are found.
<!-- Canada PHIN -->
<Entity id="722e12ac-c89a-4ec8-a1b7-fea3469f89db" patternsProximity="300" recommendedConfidence="75">
  <Pattern confidenceLevel="75">
        <IdMatch idRef="Regex_canada_phin" />
        <Any minMatches="2">
          <Match idRef="Keyword_canada_phin" />
          <Match idRef="Keyword_canada_provinces" />



  • social insurance number
  • health information act
  • income tax information
  • manitoba health
  • health registration
  • prescription purchases
  • benefit eligibility
  • personal health
  • power of attorney
  • registration number
  • personal health number
  • practitioner referral
  • wellness professional
  • patient referral
  • health and wellness


  • Nunavut
  • Quebec
  • Northwest Territories
  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • Alberta
  • Saskatchewan
  • Manitoba
  • Yukon
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Canada