AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee
Trust Information Integrity Task Force's Privacy Working Group
C/o Erin Mackler
Via email: [email protected]
Dear Task Force Members:
We are pleased to have the opportunity to provide feedback to the AICPA Assurance Services Executive Committee (ASEC) Trust Information Integrity Task Force's Privacy Working Group with respect to its recent Proposed Revision of Trust Services Principles and Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy.
We welcome ASEC's efforts to update the criteria related to privacy in response to the rapidly changing technological environment. The services that CPAs can provide in assisting businesses and other entities both in understanding privacy controls and providing assurance to users of these entities’ services about private information, is vital. These improvements in standards will enable continued advancement of these services.
Baker Tilly is a large public accounting firm, currently ranked number 12 in the United States with approximately 290 partners and 2,500 team members, generally operating regionally, from Minneapolis to New York City. Our practice is varied, offering audit and assurance, tax, and consulting services to a broad array of clients. We have a large assurance service practice focusing on SOC 1 and SOC 2 reporting, as well as advising clients on effective design of information processing systems.
Our comments on the proposed revisions are:
We would be happy to discuss our comments in more detail if you have any questions. Please feel free to contact Jeff Krull at [email protected] or 215 557 2223.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide these comments on the proposed revisions. We appreciate the efforts of ASEC and the Task Force in proposing these revisions. We look forward to future issuance of the revised standards.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP