Government eyes ‘supporting role’ in identity management
Companies want to be your identity service providers and see the Social Security Administration as a test case for making verification more consistent and interoperable.
IRS: Information of 100,000 taxpayers may have been stolen from student aid tool
The tax-collection agency perceived as far back as September that the system could be a target but decided to keep it online.
OPM overpaying for identity theft protections after breach, watchdog says
A newly released report by the Government Accountability Office notes that OPM is providing coverage at a level that is “likely unnecessary” because “claims paid rarely exceed a few thousand dollars.”
IRS suspends online ID protection in wake of new fraud
The IRS has been dealt another blow its fight against tax fraud, announcing Monday that its temporarily suspended the use of the Identity Protection PIN tool.