Protecting Personally Identifiable Information

May 12, 2017 – The United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants invite members of the Not-for-Profit Community to attend Protecting Personally Identifiable Information – Part 2.  (This is a follow-up to original session held on January 12. You can attend even if you did not attend January 12.)

What it is

Personally Identifiable Information is information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual. Examples include but are not limited to Social Security numbers, Student identification numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit or debit transaction card numbers, ages, birthdates, marital status, and Unemployment Compensation, tax, wage or claims data.

Your responsibility

If your organization already collects this information, you are responsible for its security. Breach could result in harm to your clients, customers, employees, volunteers and donors; claims against your organization; unfavorable publicity; failing a grant audit; and loss of funding. You are responsible for the physical security of the information in addition to electronic security. If your organization is thinking of starting a program or applying for a grant that requires Personally Identifiable Information, you should be aware of your responsibilities before deciding to proceed.

To learn more

The Nonprofit Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs, Buffalo Chapter, invites you to attend a free panel discussion on Protecting Personally Identifiable Information. Our panelists will include:

  • Jill M. Johnson, CPA, CFE, CITP, FHFMA, Principal, Lumsden & McCormick
  • William Prohn, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, Managing Director, Dopkins Systems Consultants
  • Sanath Rajapakse, Director, Enterprise Risk Management Department, Freed Maxick CPAs
  • Bill Reese, Chief Information Officer, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

When and where

Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209

The building is at the corner of Delaware and Summer, with the parking entrance on Summer. If the lot is full, there is free parking on Summer.

Please RSVP to Gail Calisto at

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