Posted by emeade
on December 22, 2004 at 9:19 PM PST
Do software bugs effect government compliance?
The Patriot Act, among other things, requires companies comply with certain types of reporting. I can't help but wonder how bugs play into this... there have been reports that there is no way to get off of no fly lists , what if an off by one bug put you on one? But false positives are two easy and most the time only hurt the individual, what about false negatives ? What if Sybase PATRIOTcompliance solution (or any of the other financial institutions software) had a bug which prevented the reporting of 1 in a hundred, a thousand, even a million cases. Are those companies still in compliance ?