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Auto-PII Detection
Automated PII classification of data assets by the Atlan Bot

πŸ”– Auto-PII classification via the Atlan Bot

Classification is a tag 🏷️ that helps you group data assets of similar access policies.
We don't deny that classifying each data asset can be a bit daunting. To make the process easier, say hi πŸ‘‹ to the Atlan Bot πŸ€–
The Atlan Bot supports you by intelligently identifying data assets with Personal Identifiable Information (PII), and then attaching the PII classification and the access policies.
Let's see how πŸ‘€

πŸ€– How auto-classification works in Atlan

The Atlan Bot uses specific algorithms to auto-detect Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
It first checks the column metadata like column headers against our internal PII terms master database for PII terms like a credit card, bank account, etc. If the matching (Levenshtein) score of the column header & any PII term in master data is above a threshold value, then it gets auto-tagged with a PII classification.

▢️ How to trigger the bot to auto-classify assets as PII

STEP 1: Go to the dedicated data table page

Go to the Discover list, and click the name of the data table you want to auto-classify.

STEP 2: Go to the "Profile" tab

Click the third tab from the right, labeled "Profile".

STEP 3: Click "Atlan Actions"

A button is on the top right. As soon as you click it, a modal will open up which will ask you to select which bot you want to run. Click on "Auto-detect Classification".
Atlan Actions Modal

STEP 4: Click on "Run Now"

Once you choose the appropriate bot action, click on the "Run Now" blue button. The bot run will start.
The Auto-detect Classification bot will then run and auto-classify the table's columns as PII if they match the conditions given in the bot's algorithm (see the previous section).
Want to know more about classification? Read the article on this topic below πŸ‘‡
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