Social Security Number Use at Duke University

While it is important to ensure that departments have the information necessary to perform their functions, use of Social Security Numbers (SSN) puts members of the Duke community at great risk for identity theft.

The Office of the Chief Information Officer studied these concerns in April 2003 and produced a paper titled "Social Security Number Use at Duke University". In accordance with the recommendations of that paper a directive was issued by Dr. Tallman Trask III later that year. The current policy on the collection, storage, and use of Social Security Numbers at Duke is:

Read the full policy: Social Security Number Usage Policy


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Data Access-Use-Retention


Protecting Information and Privacy