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Florida tax agency: Storage devices with 'personal identifying information' missing

Posted at 3:00 AM, Mar 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-30 02:54:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – The Florida agency that collects taxes and administers the child support system is working to identify what information is on electronic devices that have gone missing. 

The Florida Department of Revenue also said in a news release the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating how three electronic storage devices came to be missing from employee workstations in the Capital Circle Office Complex in Tallahassee.

"These storage devices are used by authorized employees and are believed to contain personal identifying information," the FDR said. 

The FDR said it is reviewing its physical and digital internal security procedures. 

"If after the full investigation it is found that any employee did not take the proper steps to protect taxpayer information they will be held accountable," the agency said. "Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."