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Suffolk County, NY, 7,000+ SSNs, Dismal Process Failures

The Suffolk county [New York] clerk’s office has exposed the Social Security numbers of thousands of homeowners on its Web site, and officials said they don’t have a way to remove them. And soon, a new plan will make it easier to retrieve them.

Mortgages and deeds that contain Social Security numbers for an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 individuals have been “scanned” and posted on the county clerk’s Web site.

From “Glitch puts Social Security numbers online.”