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The Internal Revenue Service has made headlines again – for all the wrong reasons.

The National Journal reports the taxman south of the border has mishandled highly sensitive data.

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“The incident involves the unwitting exposure of ‘tens of thousands’ of Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit by the independent transparency and public-domain group Public.Resource.org.

“The identifying numbers were on the Internet for less than 24 hours after being discovered, but the damage was done. And unfortunately, the data-breach concerns some of the most sensitive types of transactions: Those made by nonprofit political groups known as 527s,” explains the report.

Read the rest here.

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Originally published on Advisor.ca

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