Virtual Watchdogs

Jones, Forrest
August 2007
Latin Trade (English);Aug2007, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p32
This article explains that chief information officers (CIOs) in the U.S. are assuming the role of watchdog because of Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other regulation that emerged in the post-Enron Corp. accounting scandals. Sarbanex-Oxley Act requires companies to disclose more and more information to regulators most of which is stored digitally these days. And along with the need to keep data confidential, the task of considering all data potentially sitting out there on email, in smart phones and on public instant-meesage makes CIOs all the more important.


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