Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day

The Statewide Office of Audit and Consulting Services is pleased to share that January 28th is internationally recognized as Data Privacy Day.   

You may be wondering how this topic relates to the internal audit profession. Internal auditors are tasked with being trusted advisors regarding risks that could impact their organizations. Privacy risk, or rather, the risk that a breach may occur, is a significant reputational risk to any organization. Internal auditors have an interest in the controls that protect the organization from privacy breaches that could impact their consumers, customers, clients, investors, donors, etc.  

 In recognition of Data Privacy Day, please refer to University Regulation R02.07.090 – 094: https://alaska.edu/bor/policy/02.07-InformationResources (pg. 22-24).