An Introduction to Regulatory Compliance for Learning Management Systems
Source: GeoMetrix Data Systems
Today's business environment is an increasingly complex maze of rules and regulations. Legislation and standards are in place or being proposed for almost all aspects of business and industry. Throughout the world, regulations govern the manufacturing and handling of a variety of products for health and safety reasons. Other policies are designed to provide privacy and security or prevent fraud. These regulations are administered by government agencies, international organizations and industry associations, and compliance is sometimes voluntary but often mandatory. Many of these laws and guidelines focus on the maintenance, security and auditing of records, and most were originally designed for printed documents. But with electronic data replacing printed documentation, new strategies are needed for dealing with regulatory compliance.