Tuesday, February 05, 2008

UK: Online Tax System Too Insecure For Rich and Powerful

Robert Winnett writes on The Telegraph.co.uk:

The security of the online computer system used by more than three million people to file tax returns is in doubt after HM Revenue and Customs admitted it was not secure enough to be used by MPs, celebrities and the Royal Family.

Thousands of "high profile" people have been secretly barred from using the online tax return system amid concerns that their confidential details would be put at risk.

This provoked anger from consumer groups and accountants who said the same levels of security should be offered to all taxpayers regardless of their perceived fame.

More here.

Hat-tip: Schneier on Security


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