SSNVS and all applications within the Business Services Online (BSO) Suite of Services use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) communications protocol and 128-bit line encryption to protect your privacy. These technologies prevent eavesdropping and ensure the security of data transmitted over the Internet.

These security features do not apply to Internet e-mail. Social Security recommends that you not include private information, such as your Social Security Number (SSN), in Internet e-mail messages.