GAO Identifies Personal Data Security Issues at IRS

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 18, 2005

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.”
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