Published February 19, 2018
The University at Buffalo is committed to maintaining the privacy, confidentiality, and proper handling of social security numbers (SSNs). The university recognizes that misuse or inadvertent disclosure of SSNs can pose privacy risks to individuals as well as compliance or reputational risks to the university. Therefore, the university prohibits the usage, storage, and/or dissemination of SSNs unless there is a specific business purpose.
The university will request and use SSNs as required by law or for certain business purposes with appropriate disclosure. The UB Person Number will serve as the primary identification number for university faculty, staff, and students.
The policy was revised to:
This policy applies to:
Questions can be directed to the Chief Information Officer or the Information Security Officer.