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Data Protection and the Cloud

Author : Paul Ticher
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An expert introduction 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.

Data Protection and the Cloud Are You Really Managing the Risks

Author : Paul Ticher
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With a view to helping managers ask the right questions, Data Protection and the Cloud explains how you can effectively manage the risks associated with the Cloud and meet regulatory requirements. This book discusses: The controller-processor relationship and what you should pay attention to; How to mitigate security risks in the Cloud to comply with Article 32 of the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation); How to comply with Chapter V of the GDPR when transferring data to third countries; and The implications of the NIS Directive (Directive on security of network and information systems) for Cloud providers. One of the most dramatic recent developments in computing has been the rapid adoption of Cloud applications. According to the 2018 Bitglass Cloud Adoption Report, more than 81% of organisations have now adopted the Cloud in some form, compared with only 24% in 2014. And there are no signs that this is slowing down. The GDPR was enforced on 25 May 2018, superseding the 1995 Data Protection Directive and all local implementations. Bringing data protection into the 21st century, the Regulation expands the rights of individuals, but also introduces new, stricter requirements for organisations. This pocket guide discusses the GDPR requirements relating to Cloud sourcing and the risks involved. Buy today and learn how to meet your data protection obligations when using Cloud services.

Cloud Computing and Data Protection

Author : Luise Schulze
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Data Protection is of extremely high relevance these days. The fast progression technological development leads to a massive digitalisation of data, which makes data much faster and easier accessible. Furthermore, new business models with a technological background have emerged, which was not foreseen not even two decades ago. One of these business models is Cloud Computing. Cloud computing is ubiquitous. For example in the US, small enterprises is said to increase from 37 to nearly 80 percent until 2020. In the UK in 2014 already 75 percent of the SMEs used cloud services in some way, the number for bigger enterprises is probably even higher. Germany, however, falls behind in numbers, only 44 percent of the businesses using Clouds in 2014. These numbers are still speaking for themselves: cloud computing is already of high importance in business and will in all probability be growing in the future, due to the fact that amongst others, it can safeguard expenses and facilitate especially international commerce and trade. Clouds are furthermore not exclusively used professionally. The non-business use of Clouds in Norway for example, amounts for instance to 43 percent, followed by Iceland (39 percent) and Great Britain (38 percent). In the European Union clouds are used on an average of 22 percent. These numbers might be smaller than in fields of business but cannot be expected as a sign for decreasing numbers of use in private cases. Cloud computing will therefore be of particular importance both in professional and private fields in the future. Since Cloud Computing is a model completely dependent on technologies, it is also imperilled to dangers accompanied by technology. Failures of servers or networks are as well possible as the system can be hacked by people. Due to inherent dangers, it is essential to also have security measures available - therefore data protection law is necessary. This book is supposed to serve as a handbook on cloud computing that on one hand should give people who are not very familiar with technology a short and easy understanding of cloud computing itself. On the other hand it is supposed to also explain the main legal bases that are important for cloud computing, including the new data protection rules of the EU. These new rules contain two different instruments of which only one is directly important for cloud computing: the new European Privacy Regulation. The Data Protection Directive for the police and justice sector however does not affect Cloud Computing immediately and will therefore be excluded in this title.

Data Localization Laws and Policy

Author : W. Kuan Hon
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Countries are increasingly introducing data localization laws, threatening digital globalization and inhibiting cloud computing adoption despite its acknowledged benefits. This multi-disciplinary book analyzes the EU restriction (including the Privacy Shield and General Data Protection Regulation) through a cloud computing lens, covering historical objectives and practical problems, showing why the focus should move from physical data location to effective jurisdiction over those controlling access to intelligible data, and control of access to data through security.


Author : RAHELEH KOOSHESH (TP025207)
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Computers Privacy and Data Protection an Element of Choice

Author : Serge Gutwirth
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This timely interdisciplinary work on current developments in ICT and privacy/data protection, coincides as it does with the rethinking of the Data Protection Directive, the contentious debates on data sharing with the USA (SWIFT, PNR) and the judicial and political resistance against data retention. The authors of the contributions focus on particular and pertinent issues from the perspective of their different disciplines which range from the legal through sociology, surveillance studies and technology assessment, to computer sciences. Such issues include cutting-edge developments in the field of cloud computing, ambient intelligence and PETs; data retention, PNR-agreements, property in personal data and the right to personal identity; electronic road tolling, HIV-related information, criminal records and teenager's online conduct, to name but a few.

Data Protection Compliance in the Cloud

Author : Dominic N. Staiger
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This book analyses the EU General Data Protection Regulation and its application to the cloud environment. The interpretations of key provisions are addressed and their practical application to the cloud highlighted. For example, the processing justifications for personal data, the jurisdictional issues as well as the compliance obligations with regard to data subject rights are discussed in detail. An outlook on new solutions to privacy and data protection challenges is provided. The author is Director of the Institute for Data Protection and Data Security in Switzerland and has extensive experience on applying the GDPR to innovative data processing through his international legal research (Columbia Law School) as well as GDPR software development.

Enterprise Cloud Security and Governance

Author : Zeal Vora
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Build a resilient cloud architecture to tackle data disasters with ease Key Features Gain a firm grasp of Cloud data security and governance, irrespective of your Cloud platform Practical examples to ensure you secure your Cloud environment efficiently A step-by-step guide that will teach you the unique techniques and methodologies of Cloud data governance Book Description Modern day businesses and enterprises are moving to the Cloud, to improve efficiency and speed, achieve flexibility and cost effectiveness, and for on-demand Cloud services. However, enterprise Cloud security remains a major concern because migrating to the public Cloud requires transferring some control over organizational assets to the Cloud provider. There are chances these assets can be mismanaged and therefore, as a Cloud security professional, you need to be armed with techniques to help businesses minimize the risks and misuse of business data. The book starts with the basics of Cloud security and offers an understanding of various policies, governance, and compliance challenges in Cloud. This helps you build a strong foundation before you dive deep into understanding what it takes to design a secured network infrastructure and a well-architected application using various security services in the Cloud environment. Automating security tasks, such as Server Hardening with Ansible, and other automation services, such as Monit, will monitor other security daemons and take the necessary action in case these security daemons are stopped maliciously. In short, this book has everything you need to secure your Cloud environment with. It is your ticket to obtain industry-adopted best practices for developing a secure, highly available, and fault-tolerant architecture for organizations. What you will learn Configure your firewall and Network ACL Protect your system against DDOS and application-level attacks Explore cryptography and data security for your cloud Get to grips with configuration management tools to automate your security tasks Perform vulnerability scanning with the help of the standard tools in the industry Learn about central log management Who this book is for If you are a Cloud security professional who wants to ensure Cloud security and data governance irrespective of the environment, then this book is for you. Basic understanding of working on any Cloud platforms is beneficial.

Privacy and Security for Cloud Computing

Author : Siani Pearson
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This book analyzes the latest advances in privacy, security and risk technologies within cloud environments. With contributions from leading experts, the text presents both a solid overview of the field and novel, cutting-edge research. A Glossary is also included at the end of the book. Topics and features: considers the various forensic challenges for legal access to data in a cloud computing environment; discusses privacy impact assessments for the cloud, and examines the use of cloud audits to attenuate cloud security problems; reviews conceptual issues, basic requirements and practical suggestions for provisioning dynamically configured access control services in the cloud; proposes scoped invariants as a primitive for analyzing a cloud server for its integrity properties; investigates the applicability of existing controls for mitigating information security risks to cloud computing environments; describes risk management for cloud computing from an enterprise perspective.

Guide to the GDPR

Author : Maciej Gawronski
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To execute and guarantee the right to privacy and data protection within the European Union (EU), the EU found it necessary to establish a stable, consistent framework for personal data protection and to enforce it in a decisive manner. This book, the most comprehensive guide available to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is the first English edition, updated and expanded, of a bestselling book published in Poland in 2018 by a renowned technology lawyer, expert to the European Commission on cloud computing and to the Article 29 Working Party (now: the European Data Protection Board) on data transfers who in fact contributed ideas to the GDPR. The implications of major innovations of the new system – including the obligation of businesses to consult the GDPR first rather than relevant Member State legislation and the extension of the GDPR to companies located outside of the European Economic Area – are fully analysed for the benefit of lawyers and companies worldwide. Among the specific issues and topics covered are the following: insight into the tricky nature of the GDPR; rules relating to free movement of personal data; legal remedies, liability, administrative sanctions; how to prove compliance with GDPR; direct liability of subcontractors (sub-processors); managing incidents and reporting data breaches; information on when and under what conditions the GDPR rules may apply to non-EU parties; backups and encryption; how to assess risk and adjust security accordingly and document the process; guidelines of the European Data Protection Board; and the GDPR’s digest for obligated parties in a form of a draft data protection policy. The Guide often breaks down GDPR articles into checklists of specific requirements. Of special value are the numerous ready-to-adapt template compliance documents presented in Part II. Because the GDPR contains a set of new obligations and a perspective of severe administrative fines for non-compliance, this guide is an indispensable practical resource for corporate data protection officers, in-house counsel, lawyers in data protection practice, and e-commerce start-ups worldwide.

Society and the Internet

Author : Mark Graham
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This second edition of Society and the Internet provides key readings for students, scholars, and those interested in understanding the interactions of the Internet and society, introducing new and original contributions examining the escalating concerns around social media, disinformation, big data, and privacy. The chapters are grouped into five focused sections: The Internet in Everyday Life; Digital Rights and Human Rights; Networked Ideas, Politics,and Governance; Networked Businesses, Industries, and Economics; and Technological and Regulatory Histories and Futures. This book will be a valuable resource not only for students and researchers, but foranyone seeking a critical examination of the economic, social, and political factors shaping the Internet and its impact on society.

Cloud Computing

Author : Martin Gilje Jaatun
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This volume contains the proceedings of CloudCom 2009, the First Inter- tional Conference on Cloud Computing. The conference was held in Beijing, China, during December 1–4, 2009, and was the ?rst in a series initiated by the Cloud Computing Association ( The Cloud Computing Association was founded in 2009 by Chunming Rong, Martin Gilje Jaatun, and Frode Eika Sandnes. This ?rst conference was organized by the Beijing Ji- tong University, Chinese Institute of Electronics, and Wuhan University, and co-organized by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, South China Normal University, and Sun Yat-sen University. Ever since the inception of the Internet, a “Cloud” has been used as a metaphor for a network-accessible infrastructure (e.g., data storage, computing hardware, or entire networks) which is hidden from users. To some, the concept of cloud computing may seem like a throwback to the days of big mainframe computers, but we believe that cloud computing makes data truly mobile, - lowing a user to access services anywhere, anytime, with any Internet browser. In cloud computing, IT-related capabilities are provided as services, accessible without requiring control of, or even knowledge of, the underlying technology. Cloud computing provides dynamic scalability of services and computing power, and although many mature technologies are used as components in cloud c- puting, there are still many unresolved and open problems.

Cloud Computing

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement
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EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

Author : It Governance Publishing
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EU GDPR - An Implementation and Compliance Guide is a clear and comprehensive guide to this new data protection law, explaining the Regulation, and setting out the obligations of data processors and controllers in terms you can understand.

Internet of Things Security and Data Protection

Author : Sébastien Ziegler
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This book provides an overview of the most recent developments in Internet of Things (IoT) security and data protection. It presents the results of several international research projects addressing this topic from complementary angles. It starts by analyzing the main privacy and security threats on IoT, as well as the evolution of data protection norms, such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and their impact on IoT. Through a comprehensive and systematic approach, the contributors present new perspectives on IoT & Cloud Computing security requirements. They discuss the most recent approach to support trusted IoT, including new models of privacy risk assessment, labeling and certification, and contractual tools (such as Privacy PACT). Practical implementations, such as in the European Large Scale Pilots on IoT for Smart Cities (Synchronicity), are presented, explaining how they address security, privacy and data protection. Finally, innovative models to secure IoT systems are presented for the network and end-nodes security, including network threats analysis.

Accountability and Security in the Cloud

Author : Massimo Felici
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The First A4Cloud Summer School has been one of the first events in the area of accountability and security in the cloud. It was organized by the EU-funded A4Cloud project, in collaboration with the European projects CIRRUS, Coco Cloud, CUMULUS, and SPECS. Cloud computing is a key technology that is being adopted progressively by companies and users across different application domains and industries. Yet, there are emerging issues such as security, privacy, and data protection. The 13 contributions included in this volume cover the state of the art and provide research insights into the following topics: accountability in the cloud; privacy and transparency in the cloud; empirical approaches for the cloud; socio-legal aspects of the cloud; cloud standards; and the accountability glossary of terms and definitions.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

Author : Paul Voigt
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This book provides expert advice on the practical implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and systematically analyses its various provisions. Examples, tables, a checklist etc. showcase the practical consequences of the new legislation. The handbook examines the GDPR’s scope of application, the organizational and material requirements for data protection, the rights of data subjects, the role of the Supervisory Authorities, enforcement and fines under the GDPR, and national particularities. In addition, it supplies a brief outlook on the legal consequences for seminal data processing areas, such as Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things.Adopted in 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018. It provides for numerous new and intensified data protection obligations, as well as a significant increase in fines (up to 20 million euros). As a result, not only companies located within the European Union will have to change their approach to data security; due to the GDPR’s broad, transnational scope of application, it will affect numerous companies worldwide.

Data Protection

Author : Preston de Guise
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This is the fundamental truth about data protection: backup is dead. Or rather, backup and recovery, as a standalone topic, no longer has relevance in IT. As a standalone topic, it’s been killed off by seemingly exponential growth in storage and data, by the cloud, and by virtualization. So what is data protection? This book takes a holistic, business-based approach to data protection. It explains how data protection is a mix of proactive and reactive planning, technology and activities that allow for data continuity. It shows how truly effective data protection comes from a holistic approach considering the entire data lifecycle and all required SLAs. Data protection is neither RAID nor is it continuous availability, replication, snapshots or backups—it is all of them, combined in a considered and measured approach to suit the criticality of the data and meet all the requirements of the business. The book also discusses how businesses seeking to creatively leverage their IT investments and to drive through cost optimization are increasingly looking at data protection as a mechanism to achieve those goals. In addition to being a type of insurance policy, data protection is becoming an enabler for new processes around data movement and data processing. This book arms readers with information critical for making decisions on how data can be protected against loss in the cloud, on-premises, or in a mix of the two. It explains the changing face of recovery in a highly virtualized data center and techniques for dealing with big data. Moreover, it presents a model for where data recovery processes can be integrated with IT governance and management in order to achieve the right focus on recoverability across the business.

Trusted Cloud Computing

Author : Helmut Krcmar
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This book documents the scientific results of the projects related to the Trusted Cloud Program, covering fundamental aspects of trust, security, and quality of service for cloud-based services and applications. These results aim to allow trustworthy IT applications in the cloud by providing a reliable and secure technical and legal framework. In this domain, business models, legislative circumstances, technical possibilities, and realizable security are closely interwoven and thus are addressed jointly. The book is organized in four parts on “Security and Privacy”, “Software Engineering and Software Quality”, “Platforms, Middleware and Integration”, and “Social Aspects, Business Models and Standards”. It thus provides a holistic view on technological, societal, and legal aspects, which are indispensable not only to ensure the security of cloud services and the data they process, but also to gain the trust of society, business, industry, and science in these services. The ultimate goal of the book, as well as of the Trusted Cloud Program in general, is to distribute these results to a broader audience in both academia and industry, and thus to help with the proliferation of "Industry 4.0" services.

Cloud Computing

Author : Mazin Yousif
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post conference proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cloud Computing, Cloud Comp 2012, held in Vienna, Austria, in September 2012. The 14 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and cover various topics in the application of cloud computing technologies.