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Document Number: 9097

Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Schools' Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers--Audit Report - Objective of this activity was to assess kindergarten through 12th grade schools' collection and use of Social Security numbers and the potential risks associated with current practices. Following the audit, recommendations were presented to the Social Security Administration that they inform the education community about the potential risks of using social security numbers as student identifiers; encourage state departments of education to reduce unnecessary collection of social security number of implement safeguards to protect the numbers when they are collected. (Social Security Administration, July 2010)...


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