Social Security numbers (SSNs). State law prohibits any person or entity from:
• Publicly posting or displaying an individual’s SSN in any manner;
• Printing an individual’s SSN on any card required to receive products or services;
• Requiring an individual to transmit his or her SSN over the Internet unless the number is encrypted or the connection is secure;
• Requiring the use of an SSN to access an Internet website unless a password or other security device is used; and
• Printing an individual’s SSN on any material to be mailed to the individual, unless the inclusion of the SSN is required by law (Ill. Comp. Stat. ch. 815, § 505/2RR).
SSNs may be included in applications and forms sent by mail, including documents sent as part of an application or enrollment process or to establish, amend, or terminate an account, contract, or policy or to confirm the accuracy of the SSN.
A written request by an individual to stop ...