|Received:||8/4/2007 5:41:02 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Private Sector Use of SSNs|
Comments:The use of an SSN is one of the main causes of Identity Theft. Its value for credit checks is dubious, at best. I wholeheartedly endorse limiting its use to banks and employers, and the Federal government, or at the very least requiring all others to delete after 10 days. Doing that would require other users (like state departments of education and motor vehicles) to verify identity with a Federal source, then delete the SSN after the verification was ascertained.