Wednesday, April 20, 2005

IRS security flaws expose taxpayers GAO


IRS security flaws expose taxpayer data to snooping, GAO finds. This Reuters news story was posted on April 18, three days AFTER the US deadline for filing taxes. Very little has been publicized about this serious financial privacy leak by the IRS. Since law enforcement has access to financial data and must certainly know it since the story broke publicly, they may be using the information to illegally probe financial records of suspects and possibly others.

Police corruption may not play a large role in data security, but can the possibility be ignored that bad cops or unethical federal law enforcement officers be ruled out as a possible source of the next big privacy and indentity theft loss? If it isn't discovered and openly discussed, is it going on anyway and covered up or hushed up?

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