- Chinese walls
- An information barrier between an organization’s departments and divisions to block the dissemination of sensitive information. Chinese walls are intended to prevent *conflicts of interest or the abuse of *price-sensitive information. In multidisciplinary organizations that include external auditors, Chinese walls are an important mechanism to ensure auditor independence. The term derives from the defensive walls erected around ancient China.
Auditor's dictionary. 2014.
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