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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Blackwell Agrees to Remove SSNs from Online Financial Documents

Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blckwell has agreed to remove Social Security numbers from financial documents posted on his agency's Web site and to take steps to prevent the numbers from being posted there in the future. He also agreed in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Michael Watson in Cincinnati to remove the numbers from any documents posted in the future. The settlement resolves a class-action lawsuit filed Thursday by a southwest Ohio truck driver whose Social Security number appeared on Blackwell's Web site without his knowledge.

Story was picked up from the Coshocton Tribune.



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