Social Security numbers (SSNs). State law prohibits employers from intentionally communicating or making an individual's SSN available to the general public. The law also prohibits the following:
• The display of an individual's SSN on a card or other device required to access a product or service provided by the person;
• Requiring an individual to transmit the individual's SSN over the Internet, unless the Internet connection is secure or the number is encrypted;
• Requiring an individual's SSN for access to an Internet website, unless a password or unique personal identification number or other authentication device is also required for access; or
• Printing an individual's SSN on any materials sent by mail, except for an application or form sent as part of an application or enrollment process, to establish, amend, or terminate an account, contract, or policy, or to confirm the accuracy of an SSN (Tex. Bus. & Com. Code § 501.001).
An employer may not deny services to an individual because the individual makes a written request for privacy of his or her Social Security information.
Biometric identifiers. An individual’s biometric ...