--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote: <snip> > > I don't think there was ever a law against using it > > for other things, unless it was changed before I > > started filling out forms on my own (40-plus years > > ago)--applications for jobs, bank accounts, credit > > cards, apartment leases, physicians' forms, you name > > it. I believe I recall being asked to put it on > > checks when I used them to pay for things in stores. > > > > Or perhaps the law was just widely ignored. > > The latter, I think. I recall a huge outcry against using > teh SSN as the student ID at the U of AZ back in the early > 70's. There was a legal component where it was argued that > it was illegal to do so in the first place.
Possibly it was a state law? The AARP article I cited discusses policy options and legislation to restrict the use of SS#s in some detail, but it says nothing about there ever having been a federal law to that effect. In that context, it would have been a very strange omission. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/