A GLBA Audit refers to an examination conducted to assess the compliance of a financial institution with the provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). The GLBA is a federal law in the United States that governs the privacy and security of consumer financial information.
During a GLBA Audit, an independent auditor reviews the policies, procedures, and controls implemented by a financial institution to protect the privacy and security of consumer financial data. The audit assesses the organization’s compliance with GLBA requirements, including the development and implementation of safeguards to protect customer information and the provision of privacy notices to customers.
The results of a GLBA Audit are typically documented in an audit report that outlines the findings, recommendations, and the overall compliance status of the financial institution. This report may be shared with regulatory bodies, stakeholders, and clients to demonstrate adherence to GLBA requirements.