The Social Security Administration announced today that it will reopen its Web site to allow taxpayers to access its information via the Internet. Although it says it has learned from its previous effort and reached out to privacy experts, consumer advocates, and Netizens for input, it will be venturing again into one of the most delicate aspects of cyberspace and the Information Age: ensuring that personal information is safe and accessible to its rightful owners and users. The question remains whether it or other government and commercial firms will get the benefit of the doubt.
Social Security info back online
By Erich Leuning
update The Social Security Administration reinstates a Web site shuttered in April following privacy concerns, giving taxpayers access to benefits calculations.
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