Personal Privacy in an Information Society. Endnotes

07/12/1997

1 "Label," as used in this chapter, is a general term that includes other identifiers and authenticators in addition to the SSN.

2 See, for example, Measures Relating 10 Vital Records and Vital Statistics, U.S. House of Representatives, Document No. 242, 78th Congress, 1st Session.

3 See DHEW Secretary's Advisory Committee on Automated Personal Data Systems, Records, Computers, and the Rights of Citizens (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1973), Chapter VII.

4 See Social Security Number Task Force, Report to the Commissioner, Social Security Administration, May 1971.

5 DHEW Secretary's Advisory Committee on Automated Personal Data Systems, op. cit.

6 See Federal Advisory Committee on False Identification, The Criminal Use of False Identification (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976).

7 At least three States-Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Virginia-have also enacted statutes restricting compulsory disclosure of the SSN.

8 See, for example, Social Security Number Task Force, Report to the Commissioner, and DHEW Secretary's Advisory Committee on Automated Personal Data Systems, Records, Computers, and the Rights of Citizens.

9 See, for example, Accessing Individual Records from Personal Data Fields Using Non-Unique Identifiers, National Bureau of Standards, Special Publication 500-2.

10 Testimony of TRW Credit Data, Credit Reporting and Payment Authorization Services, Hearings before the Privacy Protection Study Commission, August 4, 1976, p. 468.

11 See Chapter 1 for a discussion of this recommendation.