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ACLA, KPMG, unite to tackle social networking risks

ACLA, KPMG, unite to tackle social networking risks

The Queensland department of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association has teamed up with KPMG to divulge the risks associated with the interminable onslaught of social networking sites.

THE Queensland department of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association has teamed up with KPMG to divulge the risks associated with the availability of sensitive information with the interminable onslaught of social networking sites. 


The recent proliferation of social networking sites, on top of false identity information, poses a new threat to organisations attempting to control their various assets, ACLA has said on the topic.  


It said the rise of social networking sites such as MySpace, Twitter and Facebook have always presented problems for organisations with a burgeoning IT infrastructure. 


The senior manager in KPMG Forensic, Stan Gallo, who also heads KPMG's Forensic Technology division in Queensland, will look at the impact of social networking on businesses. 


The event, which ACLA and KPMG have labelled My Space or Yours, will cover how loose controls, international jurisdiction and privacy issues can hampers those organisations trying to tackle the problem by identifying those responsible for leaking information through the impersonation of senior executives. 



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