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Major Compliance Areas & Links

Legal Codes

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Main Page noting federal regulations.
Code of Virginia Searchable version of the laws of Virginia
Regulations
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Wide-ranging legislation intended to make American Society more accessible to people with disabilities.
Clery Act

Campus Crime Reporting - includes requirements for providing security policies & procedures to the campus community, reporting data on campus related crimes, and alerting the campus to crime threats

Copyright and Fair Use Federal law covering the rights and limitations extended to creators and original materials.
DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 A United States copyright law. The act addresses a number of significant copy-right related issues. The act criminalizes production and dissemination of technology that can circumvent measures taken to protect copyright, not merely infringement of copyright itself, and heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.
Family Educational Right To Privacy Act (FERPA) A student's personal and academic records are protected under FERPA, which allows a student to inspect and review his or her own records; when appropriate amend records; and have control over the disclosure of information from the records.
Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) Federal law enacted to control the ways that financial institutions deal with private information of individuals. Colleges and universities are deemed compliant with the Privacy Rule of GLBA if in compliance with FERPA. However, higher education institutions are subject the Safeguards Rule of GLBA related to administrative, technical and physical safeguarding of information.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Protects patient information. Sets the standards for the privacy of individually identifiable health information.
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS) Standards set by the payment card industry to protect cardholder data. Requires all organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data to comply with Data Security Standards. This has implications for both finance-related areas and IT areas.
Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Department of Homeland Security. A system for maintaining information on international students and exchanges visitors. Requires universities to monitor certain aspects of international students.
USA - Patriot Act of 2001 Law that enhances law enforcement investigatory tools, with the intent to detect and deter terrorist acts.
Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.
Virginia Public Procurement Act (VPPA) Specifies rules and requirements for purchasing by Commonwealth of Virginia agencies.
State and Local Conflicts of Interest Act Requires that certain Virginia governmental officers and employees disclose their financial interests and any potential conflicts of interest.