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Considering that Social Security numbers are not secure, and were never intended to be secure, I favor this approach. Unless you’re the federal government, you shouldn’t know or care about my social security number. Idiots are always going to think SSNs are a good UUID, and I’m always in favor of punishing idiots.

almost 20 years ago when working for british telecom we where read the riot act an where told any non permitted use on NI numbers would be considered gross misconduct and you would be sacked on the spot.

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