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 and Inbox by GMail: 
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
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

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