Web Trust Evolves: Consumer Reports Begins Evaluating Web Sites
Perhaps this is the next step in the much-discussed WebTrust program that enables CPAs to verify the security of e-commerce Web sites.
Consumer Reports has announced it will begin evaluating Web sites in much the same way the magazine always has been a primary source of consumer information for hard goods. The observations will be listed on Consumer Reports Online.
Consumer Reports also will verify security much in the way WebTrust does. For example, the magazine awarded a high score to several sites because they agreed to cover the first $50 on a fraudulent charge.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.