Title

Is Your Auditor Protecting Your Confidential Data?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1998

Publication Title

Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance

DOI

10.1002/jcaf.3970090313

ISSN

1097-0053

Abstract

Independent auditors are required to maintain the confidentiality of client‐related information. But a published study suggests that accounting firms may not be providing adequate protection for confidential client electronic data on PCs or laptops. The authors detail some key steps CFOs should take to make sure that auditors safeguard sensitive company information.

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