|Received:||9/5/2007 4:11:42 PM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Private Sector Use of SSNs|
Comments:I empathize with those whose identity has been stolen; my own family has been a victim. However, I utilize Social Security numbers in our business to verify and confirm an individual’s right to work in the United States. The number is utilized to confirm work history and credit. I utilize services that provide this information on a daily basis for my clients that are involved in screening applicants for employment, researching an individual they may be interested in romantically or hiring a child care provider. Access to this information is critical in my business. I would ask you preserve the right to that information, especially when it has been confirmed by the applicants. Respectfully submitted September 5, 2007.