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More than 85% of businesses now take advantage of Cloud computing, but Cloud computing does not sit easily with the DPA. Data Protection and the Cloud addresses that issue, providing an expert introduction to the legal and practical data protection risks involved in using Cloud services. Data Protection and the Cloud highlights the risks an organisation’s use of the Cloud might generate, and offers the kind of remedial measures that might be taken to mitigate those risks.
Topics covered include:Protecting the confidentiality, integrity and accessibility of personal dataData protection responsibilitiesThe data controller/data processor relationshipHow to choose Cloud providersCloud security – including two-factor authentication, data classification and segmentationThe increased vulnerability of data in transitThe problem of BYOD (bring your own device)Data transfer abroad, US Safe Harbor and EU legislationRelevant legislation, frameworks and guidance, including:
the EU General Data Protection RegulationCloud computing standardsthe international information security standard, ISO 27001the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme and security frameworkCESG’s Cloud security management principlesguidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Mitigate the security risks
Mitigating security risks requires a range of combined measures to be used to provide end-to-end security. Moving to the Cloud does not solve security problems, it just adds another element that must be addressed. Data Protection and the Cloud provides information on how to do so while meeting the DPA’s eight principles.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation unifies data protection across the EU. It applies to every organisation in the world that does business with EU residents.
The Regulation introduces a number of key changes for organisations – and the change from DPA compliance to GDPR compliance is a complex one.
New for the second edition:Updated to take into account the latest guidance from WP29 and ICO.Improved guidance around related laws such as the NIS Directive and the future ePrivacy Regulation.
This pocket guide also sets out:A brief history of data protection and national data protection laws in the EU (such as the UK DPA, German BDSG and French LIL).The terms and definitions used in the GDPR, including explanations.The key requirements of the GDPRHow to comply with the RegulationA full index of the Regulation, enabling you to find relevant Articles quickly and easily.
This guide is the ideal resource for anyone wanting a clear, concise primer on the EU GDPR.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will unify data protection and simplify the use of personal data across the EU, and automatically supersedes member states domestic data protection laws.
It will also apply to every organisation in the world that processes personal information of EU residents.
The Regulation introduces a number of key changes for all organisations that process EU residents’ personal data.
EU GDPR: A Pocket Guide provides an essential introduction to this new data protection law, explaining the Regulation and setting out the compliance obligations for EU organisations.
This second edition has been updated with improved guidance around related laws such as the NIS Directive and the future ePrivacy Regulation.
EU GDPR – A Pocket Guide sets out:A brief history of data protection and national data protection laws in the EU (such as the German BDSG, French LIL and UK DPA).The terms and definitions used in the GDPR, including explanations.The key requirements of the GDPR, including: Which fines apply to which Articles;The six principles that should be applied to any collection and processing of personal data;The Regulation’s applicability;Data subjects’ rights;Data protection impact assessments (DPIAs);The role of the data protection officer (DPO) and whether you need one;Data breaches, and the notification of supervisory authorities and data subjects;Obligations for international data transfers.How to comply with the Regulation, including: Understanding your data, and where and how it is used (e.g. Cloud suppliers, physical records);The documentation you need to maintain (such as statements of the information you collect and process, records of data subject consent, processes for protecting personal data);The “appropriate technical and organisational measures” you need to take to ensure your compliance with the Regulation.A full index of the Regulation, enabling you to find relevant Articles quickly and easily.
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Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.
Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.
Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
“Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.” – Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh
The New York Times bestseller Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.
Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO—one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul—transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders.
“Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains. “Empathy grounds and centers me.” Hit Refresh is a set of reflections, meditations, and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement—for himself, for a storied company, and for society.