Spending: Why do I see "N/A (Privacy-Security)" in the payee field for some transactions?

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Due to privacy and security issues still under review, some transactions do not include the associated payee name. These include payments made by the New York City Police Department, Department of Investigation and the District Attorney's office. It also includes certain payments made for health and social services, payments to individuals, and payments to employees.
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See also https://github.com/NYCComptroller/Che... for a technical discussion of when and how data masking for privacy happens.