Chapter 2. Government Oversight, Laws, and Guidance

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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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