Posted On: Mar 17, 2021

Amazon Comprehend now supports identification of text documents that contain personally identifiable information (PII). You can use Amazon Comprehend’s Contains PII API synchronously to discover documents that contain PII, to set up alarms and control access on documents with sensitive information. Amazon Comprehend’s machine learning models find documents that contain PII information such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and email addresses and allow you to target the PII of your choice.

Amazon Comprehend is a natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning to find insights and relationships in text. It provides pre-trained models for recognizing entities, key phrases, sentiments, and other common elements in a document. You can also build custom models with Amazon Comprehend to recognize custom entities and classify documents.

Amazon Comprehend PII API is available in all AWS regions where Amazon Comprehend is available. To try the new feature, log in to the Amazon Comprehend console for a code-free experience, or download the AWS SDK. Learn more about using this feature in the documentation.