Compliance Dictionary aims for a simpler life

Compliance is hard. Globalization, an ever-growing corpus of regulations and increasing business complexity all conspire to make it challenging to understand, implement and prove regulatory compliance. With the Compliance Dictionary, Unified Compliance Framework (UCF) is aiming to change that. Most authority documents — laws, regulations, international standards, contractual obligations, etc. — use custom terms. For instance, ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) was defined legally in a 2007 memorandum from the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and later adopted in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information (SP 800-122). But other regulatory and standards bodies frequently refer to PII as ‘identifying information,’ ‘personal information’ or ‘private information.’ In the European Union, EU directive 95/46/EC refers to…


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