We formed a team and shared our lists and on-line resources. Each team member scoured the Internet and their own list of BC contacts to glean additional rules and regulations to include in our database. After a few iterations we realized our list will never truly be complete, and as long as there are lawmakers and bureaucrats, new laws will be added. We double-checked the list we had compiled, confirmed the links, categorized them as best we could, and we are now ready to release our database to the BC world, knowing that our starting list will grow with your help.
The committee worked to categorize our findings in ways that will be helpful. There is a column for country, so the list may be sorted or searched in that manner. Where possible, we also indicated what industry which the rule was likely to pertain. At the bottom of our list we also share other links where a compiled list may be found.
We have cross-checked our list to be sure we have included all the items found elsewhere. We recognize that this list will always be growing as contributions are made, and those contributions are a vital part of the usefulness of tool.
The DRJ Rules & Regulations database is intended to provide each of us with a singular resource where we can go to and find the most complete and comprehensive list of BC-related rules and regulations. This can only be accomplished with your help. If you find a new regulation, send it to us. If you see a way to enhance this list, let us know. This list is intended to help us all and is intended to be supported by us as well.
Acknowledgements: DRJ EAB Rules & Regulations Working Committee: Co-chairs are Martin Myers (Bank of America) and Yvonne Lewis (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce). Committee members include Dave Shimberg (Premiere, Inc.), Deidrich Towne (Forsythe), Glen Curole (Category 5 Services), Lisa Smallwood, Peter Laz (Forsythe), and William Greenlee (Forsythe).
About The Author: Martin Myers, MS, MBCP, is a business continuity manager in the card services division of Bank of America. He has more than 19 years of experience in developing and evaluating disaster recovery and business continuity plans including emergency preparedness and response and crisis management for prominent domestic and international companies. His work has taken him throughout the U.S. and to Canada, Bermuda, Panama, Costa Rica, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. Myers is currently a member of the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board and is the vice president of the Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas (CPAC).
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