Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More Files Have Fled--This Time, It's the IRS's Turn

A less than wonderful trifecta , if one includes the VA and AICPA mishaps last month, has been completed as an IRS laptop containing personal information about employees and applicants is missing. Fingerprints, names, social security numbers and dates of birth are among the information on the laptop for 291 people; primarily believed to be from the Midwest and West. The computer was lost on an airline flight; the "good" news is that most of the information is heavily encrypted and would not be easily accessed even if it fell into unauthorized hands.


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