IRS Unencrypted E-Mail Use Puts Taxpayer Information at Risk

Nov. 17 — Internal Revenue Service employees sent hundreds of unencrypted e-mails containing sensitive taxpayer information, and some used personal e-mail accounts for official agency business, its watchdog said. Unprotected e-mails put taxpayers at risk of identity theft, or inappropriate disclosure of information about their identity and tax returns, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax…