September 19, 2006 4:03 AM PDT

U.S. urged to keep lid on Social Security numbers

Risk of ID theft means the government should limit the use of Social Security numbers in employee records, a panel advises.

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No Brainer
US Government agencies have soo many compliance and security issues to address that not being able to secure employee social security numbers is on a growing list of concerns:

*laptop theft - <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.essentialsecurity.com/news.htm?id=41" target="_newWindow">http://www.essentialsecurity.com/news.htm?id=41</a>
*unsecured emails - <a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.iwantmyess.com/?p=81" target="_newWindow">http://www.iwantmyess.com/?p=81</a>

It seems like the advisory panel just took a page from good private company risk procedures; know what data you collect, where you use it and know that you should secure it. C'mon this was a no brainer!
Posted by marileev (292 comments )
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Well no kidding...
You've gotta be kidding me. It took a "panel" to come up with
this? Great use of tax dollars...

Charles R. Whealton
Charles Whealton @ pleasedontspam.com
Posted by chuck_whealton (521 comments )
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Our Government Thought of This?
Oh my gosh...

Are they starting to grow common sense or was that just a lucky guess? (* LOL *)

Walt
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