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Companies have no business asking for social security numbers prematurely. They will need it if they are running background checks on you. And they will need it once you're hired. But it should be a red flag if they ask for it on an application form.
The Wall Street Journal went off on this on October 9 in an article titled, Data Privacy Is Key Concern In Online Job Applications, by Perri Capell.…
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