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IRS Admits To Exposing The Confidential Data Of Over 100,000 Americans

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2022
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The IRS said on Friday it had removed from its website confidential information on over 100,000 Americans it had exposed through a mistaken disclosure. 

In a letter from the Treasury Department to House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Bennie Thompson, the agency said that the data of about 120,000 Americans had been exposed through an “inadvertent disclosure.” 

“This notification follows the IRS discovery that some machine-readable (XML) Form 990-T data made available for bulk download section on the Tax Exempt Organization Search (TEOS) should not have been made public,” wrote acting...

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