Compliance Management Definitions

  • C

    compliance burden

    Compliance burden, also called regulatory burden, is the administrative cost of a regulation in terms of dollars, time and complexity.

  • compliance framework

    A compliance framework is a structured set of guidelines that details an organization's processes for maintaining accordance with established regulations, specifications or legislation.

  • compliance risk

    Compliance risk is exposure to legal penalties, financial forfeiture and material loss an organization faces when it fails to act in accordance with industry laws and regulations, internal policies or prescribed best practices.

  • compliance validation

    In compliance, validation is a formal procedure to determine how well an official or prescribed plan or course of action is being carried out. Continued...

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986 is United States legislation that made it a federal crime to access a protected computer without proper authorization.

  • COMSEC (communications security)

    Communications security (COMSEC) is the prevention of unauthorized access to telecommunications traffic, or to any information that is transmitted or transferred.

  • conduct risk

    Conduct risk is the prospect of financial loss to an organization that is caused by the actions of an organization's administrators and employees.

  • control framework

    A control framework is a data structure that organizes and categorizes an organization’s internal controls, which are practices and procedures established to create business value and minimize risk.

  • corporate social responsibility (CSR)

    Corporate social responsibility is an umbrella term used to describe voluntary corporate initiatives concerned with community development, the environment and human rights. 

  • Credit CARD Act (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009)

    The Credit CARD Act is legislation governing the behavior of credit card companies in the United States. The self-stated purpose of the Act is "To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices relating to the extension of credit under an open end consumer credit plan, and for other purposes." The Act is more formally known as the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act of 2009.

  • cyborg anthropologist

    A cyborg anthropologist is an individual who studies the interaction between humans and technology, observing how technology can shape humans' lives. Cyborg anthropology as a discipline originated at the 1993 annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

  • D

    data governance policy

    A data governance policy is an organization’s set of information management processes that are designed to assist business administration and protect company assets.

  • Dossia

    Dossia is a Web-based framework for storing and managing personal health records (PHR). With Dossia, a qualified individual can aggregate his medical data from insurance claims and pharmacy records and store them in a private, encrypted electronic health record that can be securely accessed over the Internet.

  • E

    EDRM (electronic discovery reference model)

    The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) is a framework that outlines standards for the recovery and discovery and of digital data.

  • Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)

    The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is a United States federal statute that prohibits a third party from intercepting or disclosing communications without authorization.

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