What are metadata fields?
When you look at a item in NOW Privacy you can see its metadata fields. There are more than 90 fields. For example:
the size of the file
the type of the file
a list of postal codes found in the file
a list of telephone numbers found in the file
Where does the metadata come from?
Some of this data is supplied by the data source itself. For example, every file has a file name.
Some fields are found when NOW Privacy looks at the content of the file. For example, if the system finds a list of 16-digit numbers, it can look at the format to determine whether they might be credit card numbers.
There is one special metadata field: tags.
It’s a special field because YOU supply the values.
You can tag items with any values you like:
Paris office HR
Suspected credit card numbers
New starter form
File not modified for a very long time
Contains things that appear to be social security numbers
Tags are stored with the data in NOW Privacy. We don’t write tags back to your original data source.