Wednesday, September 07, 2005

University of Texas system phases out social security numbers as student identifiers

The University of Texas is joining the majority of other post-secondary institutions by phasing out the use of SSNs as student numbers. The process will take place over the next year and the university is also implementing a policy that will require officials to advise students, when an SSN is asked for in the future, whether it is mandatory or voluntary. I'd suggest that if it is not mandatory, they shouldn't collect it. See: The Shorthorn Online | News | ID numbers to be changed.

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