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IT Regulatory Compliance in North America by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 2: US LEGISLATION

Legislation and regulation that is relevant to North American organizations includes:

• The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, primarily a corporate governance act but with significant regulatory implications – see chapter 3, below

• Basel 2, which primarily affects banks and major financial institutions and has extensive IT compliance implications – see chapter 4, below

• The Californian Senate Bill 1386, which requires notification of breaches of personal data security, and a host of similar state-level laws – see page 19, below

• Online personal privacy legislation, including the California Online Privacy Protection Act 2004 (‘OPPA’), which requires websites serving Californians (irrespective of their geographic or jurisdictional ...

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