Redact SSN and DOB Data

Note: the birth year is not for public distribution at any time according to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).


For Social Security Number, the first five digits should be hidden, or masked.  The dash (-) separator is not counted in the digit count.

Incorrect: 123-45-6789

Incorrect: 123-45-xxxx

Correct: xxx-xx-6789


For Date of Birth, the day of birth should be hidden or masked.  

Incorrect: 11/22/3333

Incorrect: 11/22/xxxx

Correct: 11/xx/3333

Remember, if the data is for public distribution, then FERPA rules also apply and the birth year should be redacted.

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