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Roskam Statement on Growing Number of Taxpayers at Risk from IRS Data Breach

August 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – This afternoon, the IRS announced that additional taxpayers had their personal information compromised in a data breach, far above previous estimates released in May. In response, Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) released the following statement.

“The news that the recent IRS data breach compromised the information of double the number of taxpayers originally disclosed in May is deeply troubling. Taxpayers deserve to know that the IRS is taking every possible step to safeguard their personal information. Today’s revelation that the IRS didn’t fully understand this security breach for months is not confidence-inspiring. The Oversight Subcommittee will continue to work to get to the bottom of this breach and work with the IRS to improve cybersecurity systems guarding taxpayers personal data.”