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Personal identifiable information (PII) associated with employee retirement plans is vulnerable to cybersecurity risk because of the sensitive nature of the data and the way it is transferred among a variety of players, including recordkeepers, third-party administrators, payroll providers and plan sponsors. That’s according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

The types of PII shared between parties include, but aren’t limited to, the following (see graphic below):

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