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  • data privacy

    Your Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

    Since its publication in June, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) has been surrounded by questions. Focal Point is here to help answer those questions with this new ebook covering the regulation, its scope, and its key requirements.

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • audit

    Goodwill Impairment (ASC 350-20) Simplified

    In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released an update to ASC 350, which now allows public business entities and not-for profits entities to apply the same accounting treatment as private companies.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data privacy

    A Quick Guide to De-Identification under the GDPR

    While the GDPR includes specifics around de-identification, EU Member States also have their own requirements and regulations.

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • audit

    Internal Audit Controls Over ASC 842: Lease Accounting

    As we near the implementation of the new leasing standard ASC 842, it is important to consider the impact ASC 842 will have on your Company’s internal control structure.

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    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • cyber risk

    Rethinking the Identity Risk Equation

    When applied to an area like identity management (IDM), an integrated risk management approach can completely change how an organization views and manages identity risk. In this whitepaper, our experts walk through the steps to building a mature identity risk management program and the benefits it can bring your business.

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    • Category:Cyber Risk

  • audit

    Presentation of Financial Statement: Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40)

    How to handle the disclosure of uncertainties about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern

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    • Author: Shawn Lundin

    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • data privacy

    An Easy-to-Navigate Guide to GDPR Member State Derogations

    To make implementation easier for EU Member States, the GDPR has allowed for derogations to a number of specific requirements. Our GDPR experts mapped out these derogations by Member State and cross-referenced them with the requirements of the GDPR. 

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • data privacy

    Privacy Regulation Comparison: The GDPR, APPI, and DPA

    Japan and the Philippines are examples of two countries who have released stricter requirements for the protection of their residents' data. Our GDPR experts sat down and mapped out the areas where these three regulations align and where they differ, so you can get a jump start on compliance. 

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    • Category:Data Privacy

  • audit

    Insights into Internal Audit Procedures around Business Combinations

    The Focal Point team has reviewed PCAOB inspection reports for the major accounting firms in the U.S., and summarized the Board’s key observations around business combinations in a simple reference guide.

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    • Author: Shawn Lundin

    • Category:IT/Internal Audit

  • cyber security

    A Guide to Cyber Workforce Development

    The cyber security workforce shortage doesn't show signs of slowing down, and organizations around the globe are struggling to build the teams they need to protect them from threats.

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    • Author: Philip Casesa

    • Category:Cyber Security