Provides that SSNs and related records that are obtained or maintained by authorized
persons pursuant to any provision of law enacted on or after October 1, 1990, shall
be confidential, and no authorized person shall disclose any such SSN or related records.
This provision of the Act defines “authorized person” and “related record” as follows:
“Authorized person” means an officer or employee of the United States, an officer
or employee of any State, political subdivision of a State, or agency of a State or
political subdivision of a State, and any other person (or officer or employee thereof),
who has or had access to [SSNs] or related records pursuant to any provision of law
enacted on or after October 1, 1990. For purposes of this sub clause, the term “officer
or employee” includes a former officer or employee.
“Related record” means any record, list, or compilation that indicates, directly or
indirectly, the identity of any individual with respect to whom a [SSN] or a request
for a [SSN] is maintained pursuant to this clause.
NOTE: This provision of law does not have any impact on Social Security Act programs. It
may affect other government programs enacted after September 1990. Refer any questions
concerning this section to the Office of Privacy and Disclosure.