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Do you have restricted data on your machine?

By using Identity Finder, you can search for and identify restricted information on your computer.

Identity Finder is a Windows and Macintosh software package that helps end users locate restricted data (i.e., personally identifiable information) on your machine. The application searches selected areas of your computer for restricted or sensitive information, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, passwords, etc. that may exist in files, emails, network drives, databases. Once the information is found, remediation steps, such as secure deletion or encryption, can be taken.

Identity Finder can be used on devices owned by UW–Madison and by UW–Madison faculty and staff (this tool is not licensed for student use). You may access this no-charge software through the Campus Software Library.