Privacy Resources for Firms and Organizations

Privacy is the protection of an individual’s personal information. Whether it is to ensure compliance with privacy legislation, protect its reputation or increase consumer trust, organizations have an obligation to safeguard all personal information under their care and control.

Chartered Accountants (CA) are trusted business advisors who can perform a key role in in helping organizations address privacy risks.

CAs in industry can help establish and monitor privacy policies, systems and controls, while CAs in public practice can provide independent advice and assurance regarding the effectiveness of privacy systems and controls.

Raising awareness of privacy issues

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) has taken a leadership role in raising awareness of privacy issues and developing resources for its members and businesses.

Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP)

A major initiative is the development of Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP) in conjunction with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A widely recognized framework that can be used by all organizations, it establishes a benchmark for sound privacy practices that reflects both Canadian and international practices.


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Chartered Professional Accountants/ Comptables professionnels agréés

Welcome to CPA Canada!

CPA Canada is the national organization established to support unification of the Canadian accounting profession under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation. CPA Canada provides services to all CPA, CA, CMA and CGA accounting bodies that have unified or are committed to unification.

Our integrated CPA Canada website is currently in development and will launch in fall 2014. Until that time, all our existing resources, services and information are available through the CICA, CMA Canada and CGA-Canada legacy websites, or through newly developed microsites designed to provide specific CPA content.

Bienvenue à CPA Canada!

CPA Canada est l’organisation nationale établie pour soutenir l'unification de la profession comptable canadienne sous la bannière du titre de comptable professionnel agréé (CPA). CPA Canada fournit des services à toutes les organisations comptables de CPA, de CA, de CMA et de CGA qui se sont déjà unifiées ou qui sont engagées dans le processus d’unification.

Le nouveau site de CPA Canada est actuellement en développement et sera mis en ligne à l’automne 2014. Entre-temps, toutes nos ressources et tous nos services sont accessibles sur les sites d’origine de l’ICCA, de CMA Canada et de CGA-Canada, ou sur des microsites nouvellement créés afin de donner accès à du contenu spécifiquement CPA.