Privacy


The AICPA issues an exposure draft of the privacy framework it developed with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. The framework includes privacy standards designed to help organizations better manage their clients’ and customers’ personal information and mitigate associated risks. The ED is available at www.aicpa.org . Comments are due August 31 to Karyn Waller, senior technical manager, trust services, at kwaller@aicpa.org . More information on privacy practices is available at www.cpa2biz.com/ResourceCenters/Information+Security/Privacy/default.htm .

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.