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Glossary definition: Attestation of Compliance (AOC)

Attestation of Compliance (AOC): A Confirmation of Adherence

Attestation of Compliance (AOC) is a formal declaration from an organization or individual that confirms that the organization or individual has met all of the necessary requirements to comply with a particular law, regulation, policy, or standard. It is typically used to demonstrate that an organization or individual has taken the necessary steps to ensure that they are in compliance with a particular set of rules or guidelines. An AOC is typically issued by an independent third-party organization or individual, such as a compliance officer or an auditor, and is used to provide evidence of compliance to an organization's stakeholders, regulators, or other interested parties. An AOC can cover a wide range of topics, including financial reporting, health and safety, and data privacy. Additionally, an AOC may contain detailed information about the measures taken to ensure compliance, as well as any corrective actions taken in response to any non-compliance.