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Social Security Administration / Safety of Records #53326

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 08, 1978
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(Studio) Treasury Secretary Blumenthal's testimony to Congress on administration opposition to lowering Social Security taxes this year reported Admin. support for confidentiality of Social Security files and recent government check that revealed ease with which this could be penetrated at Social Security headquarters in Baltimore stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Details of government auditors' ability to steal files from Social Security outlined. [Social Security administration Don. WORTMAN - is embarrassed and concerned. Doesn't want it to happen again and doesn't think it will.] Reaction of Senator Govt. Affairs Committee head, Abraham Ribicoff, cited. [RIBICOFF - notes potential for fraud that test has shown and says all government computer systems must be made foolproof.]
REPORTER: Catherine Mackin

Mackin, Catherine;
Reynolds, Frank

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