Discover Australian Tax File Numbers

The TFN serves a purpose similar to the American Social Security number, but its use is strictly limited
by law in order to avoid the functionality creep which has affected the US counterpart. The Tax File
Number (TFN) is an 8 or 9 digit number issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to each taxpayer
to identify that taxpayer’s Australian tax dealings. This information is considered sensitive and hackers
target it for its value.

Spirion finds and protects Australian Tax File Numbers. Our proprietary algorithms perform a
variety of real-time analytics to maximize accuracy and
minimize false positives
. Spirion first starts with deep, deep data analysis. When Identity
Finder comes across data that could potentially be a match, it applies proprietary validation techniques
our data experts have developed after extensive data analysis to determine whether the data is likely
to be an Australian Tax File Number (TFN). These algorithms are updated every month with new information
to increase accuracy.

Beyond deep data analysis, Spirion also performs contextual analysis to increase
the accuracy of returning relevant information. By performing contextual analysis, Spirion can
ascertain whether the data is being referred to in a way that would also indicate it is relevant to
an end user. Finally, Spirion puts all of this power into the hands of the user. Although the
software supports defaults that have been configured by our data analytic experts, users may tune the
sensitivity of the search and cater it to the unique data set they are searching within their own internal