IT Security from Gizmodo: “IRS Awards Equifax $7.25 Million No-Bid Contract to Help ‘Verify Taxpayer Identities'”

IRS Awards Equifax $7.25 Million No-Bid Contract to Help ‘Verify Taxpayer Identities’ [Updated]

EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow once said that asking the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds. The Internal Revenue Service, it seems, has taken this warning as a recommendation.

The no-bid contract, which pays $7.25 million, is listed as a “sole source” acquisition, meaning the IRS has determined Equifax is the only business capable of providing this service—despite its involvement in potentially one of the most damaging data breaches in recent memory.

Source: gizmodo.com/irs-awards-equifax-7-25-million-no-bid-contract-to-hel-1819119424

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