Compliance, in general, means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law.

Compliance may be one or more of the following:

Typically, for our discussion: Conforming to a specification, standard or law that has been clearly defined.

Ldapwiki has identified some of the many IDM Related Compliance Items

Compliance has a cost and burden that Ldapwiki refers to as Compliance Burden

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