CPAs are in the exclusive situation of having access to a wide range of protected information. As a result, they can unintentionally breach client confidentiality or broadcast secure data online by a simple click of a button.
In this AICPA® Professional Liability Spotlight article by Sarah Beckett Ference, CPA, and Stanley D. Sterna, J.D., they explore the potential pitfalls of social and digital media “accidents” and the resulting harm such unthinking behavior can have on the careers of CPAs.
Our biggest takeaway was:
“…[P]icture yourself sitting on the witness stand at trial being confronted by an aggressive plaintiff attorney brandishing an enlarged copy of your electronic communication and ask, ‘Is this something that I am proud to have written?'”
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