The term regulatory compliance refers to the adherence of an organization to the laws, specifications, regulations, and standards required for an industry. Companies in each industry face unique criteria specific to their industry, and must meet those conditions. Enforcement of standards varies by industry and situation, though penalties for failing to meet them can be severe.
Many regulatory standards exist to protect individuals’ and companies’ data. Examples of protected data include driver’s license numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, credit card numbers, medical records, claims submissions, and any other private information.
If you are doing business in the US, here are some of the most important regulations, described in relation to their impact on performance: