Wednesday, October 09, 2013

What "Privacy" of IRS Data?

It's becoming a pattern:  Big Gummint drones using private (Yahoo?  Gmail?) email accounts for Gummint business.  First there was EPA.

Now IRS.

"[W]e have uncovered a troubling pattern of IRS officials sending official documents to non-official email accounts as well as the use of non-official email accounts to conduct official business," the September 30th letter to acting IRS Commissioner Dan Werfil reads. "In some instances, IRS officials have sent taxpayer protected information to non-official email accounts."

The officials were identified as then-IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, Lois Lerner, who headed the office at the center of the scandal, Judith Kindall, and Nikole Flax, who worked in Lerner's office.

So your last 5 years' tax returns could be sitting on Lerner's home computer--and could be sent from there to anyone.

Like the press, or the Park Service.

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