Oh, the government has no sense when it comes to this kind of thing. I work for a federal contract, and this year for the first time ever, they decided to mail out annual statements of peoples account whether they wanted them mailed or not. The reason behind this? The "wanted to see how many people need to update their address".
So, they are sending out statements with full name, ssn, date of birth, acct balance, acct number, beneficiaries names to over 3 million people...and they already know around 100,000 address aren't correct. Yeah, THAT'S real safe.