Reimagining the Social Security Number

Reimagining the Social Security Number by Separating Concerns

Incremental workflow improvements to enable SSN+ security (dotted steps)

The Privacy Possibility Frontier

One possible privacy-preserving architecture for SSN+
  • are meaningless by themselves but globally unique
  • do not leak sensitive data
  • cannot be used as an authenticator alone
  • are shareable across systems in a permissioned way
  • support interoperable standards.
  • This identifier is backed by a legitimate SSN, but I won’t tell you which one
  • These are the last 4 digits of the linked SSN, but I won’t tell you the whole thing
  • This identifier is linked to a specific SSN, and it is the following…

Alternatives to Increasing Control of Existing Systems

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