|Received:||8/7/2007 10:11:55 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Private Sector Use of SSNs|
Comments:I think the use of SS#'s by the private sector for identification is getting out of hand. Today, we use the SS# like a password to a person's life. If someone gets that password, then they have access to a person's life. I think State issued photo IDs would be a much more secure form of identification today than a SS#. Another option would be to treat the SS# as a user name and have individuals create a password for each organization that wants their business. I think using SS# as a form of identification is wrong and should be changed now. It was never designed for identification purposes, only collecting Social Security benefits.