Compliance is a dirty word
Alan Pelz-Sharpe has written about the issues with compliance. To quote:
If there is one word I hate to hear used in this industry it’s the word compliance.
To me it’s like fingernails down a blackboard, and frankly if I never hear it used again then I would be a happy man. Of course I have to endure the word in virtually every article and vendor press release I read. I don’t like the word because it is a blanket term that used without context is totally meaningless, yet it’s a word (much like governance) that sounds impressive and few people in the room will admit that they don’t really understand it. Well let me be among the first to point out the the Compliance Emperor often has no clothes.