Chapter 2. Government Oversight, Laws, and Guidance

Chapter 2. Government Oversight, Laws, and Guidance

Domestic and international rules, regulations, policies, standards, and guidelines that may provide oversight of and influence on a compliance program can vary depending on an organization’s business and operations. A variety of government oversight agencies, regulatory rules, and guidelines exist. This chapter covers a few that could be involved in the oversight of an organization’s business, depending on the industry segment of the organization. This chapter is not all-inclusive, and other agencies, laws, or systems may provide oversight of your organization and business, such as:

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

  • ISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems

  • UK Bribery Act

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

  • State-level agencies

More information on these areas can be found in the glossary.

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