Social Security Numbers Exposed on Public Facing and Open Government Websites
OSD Memo - Publish Date: 11/23/10
This memo prohibits the posting of Social Security Numbers (SSN), in whole or in part, on any public facing and/or open government website. The Department of Defense continuously monitors situations where the exposure of personally identifiable information might pose a threat to an individual's privacy. There are various requirements in place to reduce the use of SSNs and, where the SSN is necessary to carry out a business process of the Department, to apply appropriate safeguards to ensure privacy protections are in place.