New York (Feb. 25, 2002) - The American Institute of CPAs wants brick and mortar businesses to turn to CPAs for advice on privacy issues, and is forming a task force to extend and expand upon its WebTrust program offline, it said Monday.

The institute said the task force will highlight solutions to help CPAs advise organizations on myriad issues related to privacy, including risks of not having a good privacy policy. It is made up of Big Five and smaller public accounting firms, industry members and academics. The chairman is Deloitte & Touche's Everett Johnson.

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