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Submission + - IRS Head: All Laptops to be Encrypted in Weeks

narramissic writes: "In an interview with National Public Radio over the weekend, IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said that the IRS will have all laptops encrypted within the next few weeks. The move comes after auditors tested 100 laptop computers used by IRS employees and found that 44 of them contained 'unencrypted sensitive data, including taxpayer data and employee personnel data.'

'What the report showed, which was correct, was that we weren't taking the proper steps to protect some laptops,' Everson said. 'We've worked to encrypt all of the laptops and that's just about done. We've got a couple dozen more we've got to finish up in the next few weeks.'"

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