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Description: Well, I got an interesting letter the other day. I once owned a Nissan, so when a letter came in from Nissan Canada Finance, I thought, “here we go again; they’re telling me what a great time it would be to see  my local Nissan dealer again and finance another car.” But when I opened the letter and started reading, I was surprised to see that Nissan Canada Finance suffered a data breach and that customers’ personal information could have been compromised. Ouch!

Date: January 5, 2018



1) Over the last few months we have seen a number of prominent data breaches. Have you ever been notified that this has happened to you? What did you do?

2)  Chapter 11 of Wiley’s Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems: Canadian Edition, discusses the ethical challenges companies face in handling data. How do you think you would respond if you were an executive at Nissan Canada Finance and you found out that your customers’ data may have been compromised?

3)  Have you ever considered a career in as accountant who helps organizations address IT security issues?

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