Data integrity problems in pharmaceutical quality control laboratories are driving more regulatory action than ever before. It is obvious that something has changed to drive all this activity. There is plenty of information available, but much of it seems to confuse or frustrate rather than clarify or help. In this summary, we will provide clarity, dispelling confusion by looking at the facts, based on a study of available resources and direct interactions with FDA staff and their consultants. You’ll learn from Loren Smith, Agilent’s software compliance expert and a UC Berkeley instructor with 25 years of regulated software experience, how to put the current enforcement environment in historical context, and to apply critical thinking skills to what you hear or read regarding data integrity. You’ll also learn how to evaluate your current laboratory software and associated processes against these new expectations, as well as how vendors are redesigning laboratory software to help you respond to these new realities.