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Through a deal forged during a three-day WebTrust
summit in Paris, AICPA now provides WebTrust, its Web site audit
service, in Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and Spain. The
agreement, signed by those countries' accountancy institutes, now
makes WebTrust available in 14 countries. Still pending are
possible agreements in other European countries, as well as in
countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Al Anderson, senior vice
president of technical services at AICPA, said, "Internet
businesses need a global standard that builds consumer confidence
in electronic commerce and helps protect privacy while reducing
the risk of online fraud."