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Social Security’s Top 5 Data Privacy Resources

January 27, 2022 • By

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Last Updated: January 27, 2022

Data privacyAre you looking for better ways to stay safe online? As you know, Security is in our name. We are committed to protecting your personal information and take this responsibility seriously. We keep this commitment in mind when we collect information from you to carry out our mission.

As we celebrate Data Privacy Week, we are sharing our top five privacy resources:

  1. A great first resource is opening your personal my Social Security account. Your secure my Social Security account helps you keep track of your earnings records and identify any suspicious activity.
  2. Our Privacy page is a central source of information on our Privacy Compliance Program. You can learn more about the Privacy Act of 1974, submit a Privacy Act request, and review our privacy policies and reports.
  3. In our blog post, 10 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information, we cover steps you and your loved ones can take to protect your data.
  4. Our factsheet, How You Can Help Us Protect Your Social Security Number and Keep Your Information Safe, provides details to safeguard your private information.
  5. Our Guard Your Card infographic helps you and your loved ones understand when you need to show your Social Security card – and when you do not.

We encourage you to review these resources and partner with us to protect your most important information. Please share these resources with your friends and family – and post them on social media.

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Dawn Bystry, Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications

Deputy Associate Commissioner, Office of Strategic and Digital Communications


  1. Karen F.

    Compensated and rewarded. Very serious, don’t want to know, just compensated and rewarded and we all move forward: personal devices, email, bank account, storage lockers, motels, hotels, homeless shelters, … government ID, ebt accounts (“glitchy” – yolanda brown dchs Alexandria 1/6/22), official mail re: ebt. USA accounts have never been glitchy.
    March 2021: tons of paperwork re: SS#, housing David’s place, alexandria, Va. No home – 4,5 openings – tons of vital info given. Contacted SSA phone#.

    Concerns – SSA, any other gov accounts: glitches. unreceived official mail.

  2. Emma

    Receive your benefits correctly and safely. Now you have all the resources for this. If you have problems with identity identification, you can always find a solution here

  3. saurav j.

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  4. yakim

    We are committed to protecting your personal information and take this responsibility delete reddit account

    • Lester b.

      Am trying to get a replace social security card I need that because am getting a job please let me get my. Replace social security card I real need that my e mail is please help me please can you do that please that’s you’re job to help right

      • Ann C.

        Hi, Lester. To see if you’re eligible to apply for a replacement Social Security card online or to learn more on the process and what documents you will need to get a card,  please visit our Social Security Number and Card page. Just a reminder – please be cautious about posting personal information on social media. We hope this helps. 

  5. tigik

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  6. Frank J.

    I tried to create my Social Security account for the first time following the news that having an online account is fast and practical, thus once I tried to create my account with my account due to a minor error got locked out permanently, not temporary but permanently. Not fair, and I was eager to create my account. Now I can’t every time I try to create, my account is suspended. told me to contact the SSA helpdesk because of this issue. The helpdesk is not answering the phone. So I’m wondering when and how do I create an account now? Tell me, please? Please reinstate the system and don’t use the permanently or suspend the accounting methodology. We want easy access without losing our time online. The callback option doesn’t work. You should have live chat online instead. We want the good old SSA online and tools, not or other logins. You are locking out information from ourselves.

    Thank you.

  7. C. L.

    It would be beneficial to many of us for you to provide an option for downloading 1099s as well as the other documents currently available for that purpose. I have still not received mine via USPS, even though I know it is “en route”. They will not give me mail over the counter because it is apparently already sorted for delivery. 🙁 I therefore have had to wait until today – February 1 – to download it. I hope my social security number is NOT in the one that is currently stuck somewhere. And I STILL do not have the one sent via USPS

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  9. John

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  10. Emmanuel U.

    Thank you please I need my social security card to be sent to me while serving my country outside United States

    • Leonard J.

      God bless America

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    • Ann C.

      Hi, Emmanuel. Since you are living outside of the U.S., please contact your local Federal Benefits Unit for any assistance related to Social Security benefits. Also, our Office of International Operations home page provides more information to assist our customers living abroad. We hope this helps.

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