Yahoo! News: Federal report reveals tax prep companies shared personal, financial data without consent

July 17, 2023

“It’s hard to trust that your privacy is being protected by companies like this,” said John Davisson, Director of Litigation & Senior Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).

The report shows these companies shared more than just name, emails, and phone number. They also shared personal tax info like having dependents, adjusted gross income and refund amounts.

“Tax information, financial information is some of the most closely guarded personal data that we have,” said Davisson.

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