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The UAE Internal Auditors Association unveiled its research report titled “How Technology is Shaping Internal Auditing: Insights from the UAE” during its 5th CAE Conference held in Dubai on 6 & 7 December 2015. The report, which is based on the results of the CBOK 2015 Global Internal Audit Practitioner Survey, provides an analysis of IT auditing in the…