We hereby notify all taxpayers of a data security incident that involved the inadvertent exposure of personal information in our possession.
On Friday, December 27th 2019, in the course of a review we noted a data breach on one of the payment platforms on the LIRS portal that was recently upgraded to facilitate the payment of taxes by members of the public.
It was discovered that a ‘search’ feature recently added on the application functionality on the platform (https://lagos.qpay.ng/taxpayer) designed to enable customers to search their personal payer IDs inadvertently exposed personal information of some other taxpayers.
The data exposed DID NOT include any financial information and the portal was disabled immediately the error was noted. Investigations are ongoing, and taxpayers will be duly informed of all developments. The Agency is conducting a review of affected records in consultation with the Data Protection Regulator, National Information Development Agency (NITDA). The outcome of the investigation will be shared.
Additional security measures designed to prevent future breaches and ensure total protection of personal information have also been implemented.
At LIRS, we respect the privacy of all taxpayers’ personal data. Our esteemed taxpayers are hereby assured of our unwavering commitment to data security and protection.
Executive Chairman, LIRS