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Editor's Note
Eight years after the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley, companies are finding new areas of concern. The rise in popularity of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) raises the issue of how data security correlates with regulatory compliance. Several experts in the area of Sarbanes-Oxley regulation have shared insights and suggestions about this and other SOX issues that we hope you will find useful.

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