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Regulatory Compliance in Data Management

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Regulatory compliance in data management refers to information access, processing and storage mechanisms designed according to regulations governing their respective data types and semantics. For example, in the United States, health-related data falls under the incidence of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and any associated data management systems need to provide compliance to HIPAA requirements, including data retention and secure deletion assurances. Such compliance has potential for far reaching impact in the design of data processing semantics, from relational ACID properties to complex query processing and index optimization.

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Modern digital societies and markets increasingly mandate consistent procedures for the access, processing and storage of information. In the United States alone, over 10,000 such regulations can be found in financial, life sciences, health-care and government sectors, including the...

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Sion, R. (2009). Regulatory Compliance in Data Management. In: LIU, L., ÖZSU, M.T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Database Systems. Springer, Boston, MA.

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