Here at the University of Cincinnati, we are interested in understanding
where other institutions stand with using SSN as an identifier in data
systems (as opposed to using it where mandated, IRS and Financial Aid).
Please respond briefly to any of these questions that apply.
Are you still using SSN as the identifier for student and/or employee
What guidance are you getting from your legal department regarding the use
of SSN on your campus?
Is your state currently mandating the elimination of SSN as an identifier?
Are there any current efforts on your campus to stop the practice of using
SSN as an identifier?
If so, have you identified a new format specifically for your student ID?
What were the considerations for the new format?
What communication hurdles did you encounter if you have already made the
If you have information on a website about SSN use at your campus, what is
Any other pertinent information would be appreciated. Thanks for any help
you can give us with this.
University of Cincinnati
UC Information Technology
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