Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Regulatory Compliance in Data Management

  • Radu Sion
  • Sumeet Bajaj
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_305

Definition

Regulatory compliance in data management refers to information access, processing, and storage mechanisms designed in accordance to regulations. For example, in the United States, health-related data falls under the purview of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Any associated healthcare data management systems need to be compliant with HIPAA requirements, including provision of data confidentiality and retention assurances. Such compliance has potential for far-reaching impact in the design of data processing systems.

Historical Background

In recent times, the increasing collection and processing of data have raised several concerns regarding data confidentiality, access, and retention. Driven by the concerns, regulators have enacted laws that govern all facets of data management. In the United States alone, over 10,000 regulations can be found in financial, life sciences, healthcare, and government sectors, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA