Details of SSA's Security Policy
The Internet is an open system and there is no absolute guarantee that the personal
information you enter to request verification will not be intercepted by others
and decrypted. Although this possibility is remote, it does exist. We have included
the safeguards described below to reduce the risks:
SSA is taking all reasonable and
appropriate measures, including encryption, to ensure that personal information
is disclosed only to you.
So your Internet communications
can remain confidential, you must use a Web browser which supports the Secure
Sockets Layer (SSL) security protocol. Your Web browser probably already supports
Social Security will not give, sell
or transfer any personal information to a third party.
If you are not comfortable with these
risks, please call 1-888-772-2970 to speak to a specially
trained technician about your concerns. For TDD/TTY call 1-800-325-0778.