15. Regulatory Compliance and Database Administration

If you’ve been head-down in the trenches, you might have missed the sweeping changes being thrust upon the data world due to regulatory compliance. And even if you’ve noticed, chances are that the sheer volume and nature of the regulations were too mind-boggling to fully digest. This chapter provides an introduction to the regulatory landscape and its impact on database administration and management.

There are many industry and governmental regulations driving the need to improve data protection, management, and administration. Let’s review a couple of the high-visibility regulations.

One of the more visible governmental regulations is the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, officially known as the ...

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