Is it okay to include SSNs as part of an email address?
November 14, 2012 11:45 AM Subscribe
A local community college is considering new ways to format student email accounts to avoid problems arising from multiple students having the same name. One suggestion is to include the last four digits of the Social Security Number as part of the email address. I don't know anything about FERPA, but this doesn't sound like a good idea to me. Before I speak up on the issue, though, I was hoping someone here could provide me with some additional info on privacy laws.
posted by jackypaper to law & government (37 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite