New York (June 30, 2003) -- New registration requirements of the accounting oversight board are prompting U.S. accounting firms to ask all their auditors to disclose any convictions for petty crimes over the past five years, including shoplifting, trespassing and drunk driving, it was reported Friday.
Bloomberg News quoted Grant Thornton chief executive Edward Nusbaum as questioning whether such information is relevant to the quality of audits and also if it infringes on the employees’ privacy.
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