In a major step backwards, the Ingham County Recorder of Deeds, Michigan, has announced that she is removing images of recorded documents from the county's web site. The Lansing State Journal reports that Social Security Numbers will be removed from recorded documents, including tax liens, even though there are few records with SSNs.
The reason for the removal of documents was stated as "to curb identity theft." County officials admit, however, that no such identity theft has ever been reported.
The Ingham County, Michigan Register of Deeds' web site, without images, is available at https://qdocs.ingham.org/recorder/eagleweb