Data Privacy and Protection
CPAs collect a lot of sensitive data. So, it's incumbent on firms and businesses to protect that data and comply with state, federal and international data privacy laws. Use these resources and articles as a guide to inform your cybersecurity procedures and compliance strategies.
Evaluate your organization's data privacy policies and procedures against the European Union's GDPR requirements with this tool, and discover if you have any gaps to address.
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If the EU's GDPR and US-based California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have your head spinning, you're not alone. This infographic outlines the differences between the two so you know if you need to comply with either (or both) of them.
Data governance and privacy issues are further compounded by a large percentage of the professional workforce officing out of their homes and elsewhere, potentially putting data at risk without the usual safeguards of the office.
Data privacy regulations are particularly relevant to CPAs because of the sensitive data you maintain. Read up on how GDPR and other state regulations could affect your work.
Follow these communication guidelines when you suffer a data breach or any situation where your professional reputation is at risk.
Understand what federal and Minnesota law requires you to do when you're the subject of a data breach.
Breakdown the risks within five areas of your business to help establish procedures and policies to better protect your data.