Includes tips for protecting your Social Security number.

Social Security Numbers: Uses and Abuses


Where else can you find all the facts you need to be fully informed about uses of your Social Security number and what you can do to protect yours?

This special report has it all: a brief history of SSNs since the 1930s by the nation's leading expert on the subject; leading court decisions on demands for Social Security numbers; all the laws that protect SSNs; the origins of 'theft of identity"; advice on when to provide the number and when to keep it to yourself; a chapter on alternatives to using SSNs in large computer systems; a chapter on persons who have been victimized by abuses of the SSNs.

A special 46-page report, $14.95 from Privacy Journal.

2013 edition. ISBN 9780930072186

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