Social Security Numbers

Social Security numbers are unique, nine-digit numbers issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents for taxation, social benefits, and other purposes.Social Security numbers are a primary target for identity thieves. They fall into the U-M category of sensitive Private Protected Information (PPI). U-M has not used Social Security numbers as identifiers for students and employees since 2004. 

Frequently Used by: 

Staff
Researchers

Category: 

Sensitive

Examples: 

Numbers in this format: 123-45-6789

Andrew File System (AFS): 

Not Permitted

Blue Jeans Video Conferencing: 

Not Permitted

Canvas: 

With Approval

Cloud Storage Included with Software: 

Not Permitted

CTools: 

With Approval

Data Warehouse: 

Permitted

Desktop Backup (Powered by CrashPlan): 

With Approval

Desktop Virtualization (VDI): 

With Approval

Digital Signage: 

Not Permitted

Echo360 - Lecture Capture and LectureTools: 

Not Permitted

eResearch: 

Not Permitted

Flux: 

With Approval

Globus: 

With Approval

ITS Exchange Email and Calendar: 

With Approval

M Cloud - Amazon Web Services GovCloud: 

With Approval

M Cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS): 

With Approval

Box Additional Apps (Non-Core): 

Not Permitted

Box at U-M Core Apps: 

With Approval

Google Additional Services (Non-Core): 

Not Permitted

Google Drive at U-M: 

Not Permitted

Google Mail and Calendar at U-M: 

With Approval

Google Sites, Talk/Hangouts, Groups, Tasks, Classroom at U-M: 

Not Permitted

MiDatabase: 

With Approval

MiServer: 

With Approval

MiShare: 

Permitted

MiStorage (for Some Sensitive Data) with CIFS: 

With Approval

MiStorage with NFS: 

Not Permitted

MiVideo: 

Not Permitted

MiWorkspace: 

With Approval

Personal Accounts (Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud, etc.): 

Not Permitted

Personally Owned Devices (phone, tablet, laptop, etc.): 

With Approval

Qualtrics: 

With Approval

ServiceLink: 

With Approval

Sitemaker: 

Not Permitted

Statistics and Computation Service: 

Not Permitted

MiBackup: 

Permitted

Turbo Research Storage with NFS: 

Not Permitted

Turbo Research Storage (for Some Sensitive Data) with NFSv4+Kerberos or CIFS: 

With Approval

UMHS Exchange/Outlook Email and Calendar: 

With Approval

Virtualization as a Service (VaaS): 

With Approval

Armis: 

With Approval

Imaging Services: 

Permitted