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An audit of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) computing systems found numerous weaknesses, giving the agency limited assurance that taxpayer data are protected from “unauthorized access, alteration, and disclosure,” a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found.
The report, released this month, is entitled Information Security: IRS Needs to Address Control Weaknesses That Place Financial and Taxpayer Data at Risk. The objective of the audit was to determine whether “IRS’s controls over its key financial and tax processing systems are effective in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of financial and sensitive taxpayer information.”