Compliance and SQL Server

On the global level, hundreds of compliance laws are in place that affect almost every aspect of data access, data protection, data movement, and even data storage. Countries such as Germany now have some of the most severe data compliance rules on the planet, such as strict control of how certain personal data is stored and what personal data can be stored; these rules even prohibit personal data from being transmitted (or moved) across German borders. If you are planning to create applications and databases that will span countries or contain sensitive or private data, you must “design in” the rules and enforcements from the beginning (as we have been stressing throughout this chapter).

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