What it means to be a True Auditor

What it means to be a True Auditor

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) presents both opportunities and challenges for the auditing profession. Audit professionals now regularly encounter AI systems, be it within client infrastructures, their own organization, or within society. In this era defined by digital transformation, the question arises: What essential skills must auditors, particularly those specializing in IT, cultivate to preserve trust and integrity within our rapidly digitizing society?

By ir. Marc van Meel

Auditing, So Hot Right Now

Auditing has surged into the spotlight recently, driven by the viral phenomenon of First Amendment auditing. First Amendment auditing involves individuals equipped with cameras asserting their rights to film in public spaces, like town halls, libraries, parking lots and post offices. This is typically practiced in the United States, under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. First Amendment auditors document their interactions with law enforcement, public officials and other authorities to showcase transparency and accountability in public spaces. Their actions have sparked debates about civil liberties, government oversight, and the boundaries of surveillance technology. This newfound attention has brought auditing to the forefront of public discourse, emphasizing the critical importance of accountability and transparency in contemporary society.