Talk:Vassa (Larin)

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Note on the last revision: A person's title is formatted differently in different languages; generally in English, a double title before a person's name (Sr. Dr.; St. Grand Duchess) ends up sounding awkward.

Secondly, although Sr. Vassa's birthday is easily found online, I shy away from publishing full birthdays of living people, especially those born in the United States, because of the threat of identity theft. Katjuscha (talk) 12:56, July 4, 2016 (UTC)

identity theft threats

In the United States, with few exceptions, every child born is issued a Social Security Number (SSN). This number is used, in theory, for eligibility to our Social Security program (government old-age/disability pension). However, as each one is unique, it has come to be an identifier for lots of other things, including obtaining and maintaining credit. Since June of 2011, these numbers have been given out randomly[1], but before then, there was a system to identify where and when the number was issued, making it fairly easy to guess if someone has a full name, place of birth, and birthdate [2], making it possible for someone to open credit cards, credit lines, mobile phone accounts, etc. Along with family information, one could also obtain official vital documents. For this reason, even if the information is readily available otherwise, I don't believe posting full birthdates for living people, especially in the United States, is a good idea, and why I keep changing it. Katjuscha (talk) 15:31, July 4, 2016 (UTC)