As outsourcing to third parties becomes increasingly common and privacy and breaches dominate headlines, audits to measure internal data controls are of great interest to regulators and government oversight departments. Therefore, ensuring accountability is essential when it comes to using third-party service providers, said KPMG's Doron Rotman at a recent IAPP KnowledgeNet. The meeting focused on audits as good business practice and the various types of reports available under the new attestation standard, Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16.
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