UW PASS Council

Safeguarding Social Security Numbers (SSNs)

  • Social Security Number Standard

    The purpose of this standard is to help protect SSNs entrusted to the University of Washington. This standard establishes clear practices for the collection, use, and disclosure of SSNs and promotes compliance with applicable laws and regulations. UW SSN Standard

  • Data Management Committee Guideline: Redaction of SSN

    Provides an example of effective approaches to eliminate Social Security Numbers from database systems. [pdf]

  • “SSN Use at UW” online training

    Developed by the Office of the Registrar and the Office of the CISO, this nine-minute online training outlines best practices for handling SSNs.