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ID:

47

Date:

2006-11-15

Headline:

IRS Latest Federal Agency to Lose Laptops

Reporter's name:

Mark Segraves

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

WTOP

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Missing laptop computers at the Internal Revenue Service put Americans at risk of identify theft, reveal documents obtained under FOIA by WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C. The IRS reported that 478 laptops were either lost or stolen between 2002 and 2006, and that Social Security numbers and other personal information were stored in 112 of the missing computers.

Keywords:

laptop computer; identity theft


Agencies:

IRS

States:

DC

Categories:

government property


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