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Introduced in House (05/25/2001)

Social Security Number Privacy and Identity Theft Prevention Act of 2001 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) specify restrictions on the sale and public display of social security account numbers (SSNs) (or any derivatives) by Federal, State, and local governments and bankruptcy case trustees; (2) prohibit the display of SSNs on checks issued for payment by such governments, or on driver's licenses or motor vehicle registrations issued by a State or local government; (3) prohibit the Federal, State, or local government display of SSNs (or any derivatives) on employee identification cards or tags (IDs); (4) prohibit access to the SSNs of other individuals by prisoners employed by Federal, State, or local governments; (5) require States to require independent verification of birth records provided in support of applications for SSNs; and (6) prohibit the selling, purchasing, or displaying of SSNs and the obtaining or using of any individual's SSN to locate or identify such individual with the intent to physically injure or harm such individual or to use the ID of such individual for any illegal purpose by any person, with specified exceptions. Establishes civil and criminal penalties for violations of this Act, including judicial orders of restitution.

Provides that any person who refuses to do business with an individual because the individual will not consent to that person's receipt of his or her SSN shall be considered to have committed an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, except in certain cases required under Federal law.

Subjects to the Fair Credit Reporting Act information regarding a consumer's SSN (and any derivative) (credit header information).