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Publishing your Social Security Number is not a violation of the law?

The U.S. Sixth Circuit recently held that a District Court did not violate Cynthia Lambert's right to privacy when it published her Social Security number on its public website, as part of a citation report after a traffic citation.  The Court held that even though Lambert suffered direct economic injury, damage to her credit rating and to her reputation as a result of the Court's policy of publishing this information, the Court was immune from liability for her injuries because the criminal act of a third person intevened.  We wonder if the judges would have felt the same if it was their daughter who admittedly suffered injury from such a bone-headed court policy.

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