View Individual SSNs Entitlement Privilege

On June 23, 2008, FINRA implemented a new information security feature that restricts access to Social Security numbers (SSNs) through a specific entitlement in Web CRD and IARD. Only those individuals who are entitled with the new privilege—"View Individual SSN"—will be able to view SSNs in Web CRD/IARD. SSNs will be masked with "Xs" for individuals who are not entitled with this new privilege.

Important to Note:

  1. All individuals, regardless of whether they are entitled with the new "View Individual SSN" privilege, will still be able to search by SSN in Web CRD/IARD.
  2. All Web CRD/IARD Account Administrators are automatically entitled with the new "View Individual SSN" privilege as of June 23, 2008.
  3. Account Administrators must entitle those individuals in their organizations who require access to SSNs to perform their job responsibilities by setting the "View Individual SSN" privilege for them through the FINRA Entitlement Account Management Tool.