What to do when seeing famous Social Security Numbers
The issue I raise in this post might have been sent in decades past to someone like Ann Landers, but today seems better posed as a blog item. The social security number of a famous living artist appears on publicly accessible litigation documents I examined last week in my current research. On seeing it, I immediately e-mailed the person’s lawyer, equally prominent, reporting this. Within eight minutes, the lawyer replied, with an appreciative note. Yet, one week later, the exhibit with social security number remains on line and publicly accessible. Should I do anything else? Is it likely that an exploiter of SSNs will find their way into the deep space of litigation documents that a researcher of the arcane like me will pursue?