Skip to comments.IRS: Worker took home personal info on 20K workers
Posted on 03/18/2014 6:49:18 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
WASHINGTON (AP) An Internal Revenue Service employee took home personal information on about 20,000 IRS workers, former workers and contractors, putting the data at risk for public release, the agency said Tuesday.
The employee took home a computer thumb drive containing names, Social Security numbers and addresses of the workers, and plugged the drive into an unsecure home network, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in an email to employees.
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Man, that would have had some heavy consequences where I worked in government.
This individual needs an immediate promotion.
I have no doubt that IRS employees cut their friends and family refunds (with a nice return to them). Like government investigators are going to stop them?
maybe this worker knows something they want to share..cause obama thug sure don’t want to share...
and Privacy??? that no longer counts, not since the selection of Hussein obama...
Of course the privacy information is paramount, but the fact that workers are just slamming USB devices into the network and uploading and downloading whatever the heck they want should also set off alarms. No security. No protection. Stuxnet?? How’d that get here?!
Sorry, but they do not!
Hope he puts it on the internet.
Think of it as an “Employee Roster”.
Then he would lerner his lesson!
When individuals in Government become complacent and corrupt, we can kiss this experiment in government goodbye!
This seems to be happening everyplace - and I blame the Democratic party culture.
Democratic party culture
Born in the brackish swamp of Washington D.C
It Grew to abnormal size and now uses the entire Nation as its’ wee wee Petri Dish
Henry Bowman published a roster of BATF agents.
If I have the right to protect my social security number so do the dopes who work for the IRS..whether they are honest upright citizens or not
we are either a Nation Of Laws or a Nation....of scofflaws
there is no Middle Gray Area
AgencyPersons are public servants, despite their delusions to the contrary.
As such, they have no expectation of privacy, nor should they be given such privacy.
AgencyPersons know where you live, and have all your data. The public has a far greater right to such data regarding their servants than the servants have regarding their masters.
As Braken’s book, “Enemies Foreign And Domestic” made clear - anonymous Pooblik Servants can easily act as tyrants because they know the public can’t reach them.
A case can be made for AgencyPersons having financial privacy. However, as the AgencyPerson knows where you live, so too should you know where it lives.
Tables turned, now it’s their turn to cry.
We cannot afford to be selective about the LAW.
We are either a Nation of Laws or a Nation of Scofflaws
if I can expect to have my privacy protected...it will be by law
If we dont hold the law to the same standard...for those with whom we disagree we are as screwed up as the progressives who’s hobby it is to trample on the rights of others
I do not have a right to thier social security number...which was ....included..... in the stew of info.
If there is a law that prevents us from knowing the details of the disciplinary steps taken against this individual, that law needs to be changed.
This person needs to be in prison, posthaste.
That list could come in mighty handy.
The ADULTS had best wrest control of the governmet back from the so call progressives VERT SOON
November 2104 is not that far off in the future.
That allegedly non existent Nasty Smidgeon of corruption in the IRS...is a mile wide and a mile deep
Oops, I just saw 20,000. But still, no matter what, this is wrong, wrong, wrong!
This case is just the one which became public. I notice they chose to use one which didn’t have the names of the public at large.
I imagine most of us have had our files stolen by any one of a number of alphabet agency employees. Those incidents haven’t and won’t be released to the public.
“EVEN if these people were IRS agents...they still have a right to privacy...”
Shut up and pay your fair share. Welfare recipients are depending on you.
let em eat thier BTS cards
Nope. No quarters for quislings. Expose them. Destroy their lives. Make it so nobody wants that job. Evil pieces of garbage. All of them.
The problem herein is that while we may be correct in defining them as quislings, for our Nation Of Laws to REMAIN a Nation of Laws they remain entitled to the same protection under the law that You and I do.
Nope. They are selectively enforcing laws, using their authority to punish people they don’t agree with politically.
They have forfeited their rights as they have seen to it that they have taken away the rights of others.
I don’t know that all of the people represented in that stack of 20K present and past Irs employees is a scofflaw. Chances are pretty good that a fair number of them were or are.
As such I can’t pass judgement on them all en masse.
Id like to see the IRS demolished, but Im not willing to condemn the whole lot of the people whose social security numbers were purloined along with other personal data.
I live in FLorida, which has a strong “Sunshine Law”, a Florida Public Documents Act, etc.
Anything done while the AgencyPerson is on the job is public. Period.
Works for Floridians.
Fair enough. I’m a scorched Earth type of guy. I agree that the IRS should be abolished.
Amen..Onward and Upward!