- NY Credits : 6.0
- TX Credits : 6.0
CPA's Guide to Privacy Law Compliance and Data Protection
The course is intended to guide the user through the ten privacy principles and each component's related criteria. The AICPA defines a privacy program to be: The policies, communications, procedures, and controls in place to manage and protect personal information in accordance with the privacy components and criteria in the AICPA/CICA Privacy Framework. In this document, the AICPA and the CICA are introducing the AICPA/CICA Privacy Framework (the Framework) for protecting personal information. It can be used by all CPAs/CAs to guide and assist the organizations they serve in implementing privacy programs. The Framework incorporates concepts from significant domestic and international privacy laws, regulations, and guidelines. The Framework is the intellectual capital and body of knowledge that provides the foundation for CPA/CA-related privacy advisory and assurance services. This program is updated to discuss the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) proposed by the European Commission to strengthen data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU), while also addressing the export of personal data outside the EU.
This course is most beneficial to professionals new to compliance to privacy laws and data protection who may be at the staff or entry level in organization but also for a seasoned professional with limited exposure to these subjects.
Upon successful completion of this course, the user should be able to:
identify what personally identifiable information includes and recognize the basic forms of privacy;
identify the information employers do and do not collect from their employees;
recognize what the Choice and Consent component of the AICPA/CICA GAPP require;
determine what an entity is required to inform individuals of in terms of privacy;
recognize what should be done with personal information that is no longer retained by an entity;
identify the different access components of the AICPA/CICA GAPP;
recognize an example of when communication to third parties commonly arises;
determine what is associated with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLB) Act; and
identify what the Fair Credit Reporting Act seeks to accomplish.