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Compliance with Data Management Laws

Compliance with Data Management Laws
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Author(s): Jack S. Cook (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA) and Laura L. Cook (State University of New York at Geneseo, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 23
Source title: Social, Ethical and Policy Implications of Information Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Linda L. Brennan (Mercer University, USA) and Victoria E. Johnson (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-168-1.ch015

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Abstract

This chapter exposes professionals to laws dealing with data management. Both positive and negative aspects of legislation are highlighted. The purpose of this chapter is to expose the reader to some of the more interesting legal issues and provide insight into how information systems professionals and businesses may protect themselves from the negative ramifications of not complying with current legislation and the related negative publicity from such non-compliance. The increased ubiquitous nature of computing, coupled with the vast quantities of data gathered, increases the need for legislation to force companies and governmental agencies to take privacy seriously.

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