GAO Identifies Personal Data Security Issues at IRS
Information Security: Internal Revenue Service Needs to Remedy Serious Weaknesses over Taxpayer and Bank Secrecy Act Data, GAO-05-482, April 15, 2005. Highlights.
“…39 newly identified information security control weaknesses impair IRS’s ability to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its sensitive financial and taxpayer data and FinCEN’s Bank Secrecy Act data.
Related reference: Press release from House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.): “Until the weaknesses found by the GAO are corrected, sensitive taxpayer and law enforcement data will remain at risk of unauthorized disclosure, use, modification, or destruction possibly without detection. This lack of systems security at the IRS is completely unacceptable and needs to be corrected immediately.”