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Friday, May 19, 2006

Accountants' Association Loses Social Security Numbers of its Members

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the professional association of CPAs, has sheepishly announced that it has lost a computer file containing the names, addresses, and social security numbers of some its members:Aicpa_letter_page_1_1 

(Hat Tip:  Michael Gould.)  For further discussion, see:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/05/accountants_ass.html

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Comments

We need to see if we can get Congress to pass a bill forbidding the use of people's Social Security numbers as a form of identity. This has got to stop.

Posted by: Bill | May 19, 2006 4:43:43 AM

I find the HTML file name of this page rather amusing. The contents, much less so.

Posted by: David R. Block | May 19, 2006 8:59:34 AM