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data processing

n.
The storing or processing of data by a computer.

da′ta-pro′cess′ing adj.

data processing

n
(Computer Science)
a. a sequence of operations performed on data, esp by a computer, in order to extract information, reorder files, etc
b. (as modifier): a data-processing centre.

da′ta proc`essing


n.
the automated processing of information, esp. by computers.
[1950–55]
da′ta proc`essor, n.
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Noun1.data processing - (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
administrative data processing, business data processing - data processing in accounting or business management
automatic data processing, ADP - data processing by a computer
data mining - data processing using sophisticated data search capabilities and statistical algorithms to discover patterns and correlations in large preexisting databases; a way to discover new meaning in data
distributed data processing, remote-access data processing, teleprocessing - data processing in which some of the functions are performed in different places and connected by transmission facilities
instruction execution, execution - (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
list processing - processing data that is given in the form of chained lists
multiprocessing, parallel processing - simultaneous processing by two or more processing units
operation - (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction); "it can perform millions of operations per second"
priority processing - data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities
processing - preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure; "the processing of newly arrived immigrants"; "the processing of ore to obtain minerals"
real-time operation, real-time processing - data processing fast enough to keep up with an outside process
serial processing - sequential processing by two or more processing units
word processing - rapid and efficient processing (storage and printing) of linguistic data for composition and editing
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Article 28 in the GDPR says that data controllers shall only use data processors with sufficient policies and procedures to fulfill the GDPR's privacy rights where data about them is stored.
Thus, data controllers, or customers of data processors, should only choose processors that comply with the GDPR or risk penalties themselves, GDPR.
Under the GDPR, customers who entrust personal data processing to other companies will be obliged to select data processors that meet the requirements of the GDPR, including the ability to process personal data using both appropriate technical and organizational measures.
The new application delivers a comprehensive solution that ensures contracts between data controllers and data processors meet Europe's strict new information security guidelines.
It provides a framework for parents and guardians to give consent for their child's data to be used, and it requires data processors to notify the regulator of a loss of data within set timescales.
Direct Data Processors Obligations: Another proposed feature of the GDRP is the introduction of some direct obligations on data processors such as maintaining records of processing activities and security requirements.
In practice, noting that data processors could be in locations around the world, it would be unlikely for them to be aware of the Regulations - or to initiate a notification to the ADGM registrar other than by way of the data controller.
That was the consensus of a number of computer software vendors and data processors that were interviewed by Credit Union Times.
Liability for data breaches and violations of the law will be shared between data controllers (organizations that own the data) and data processors (such as cloud providers that store the data) - and the penalties can be severe.
Reding is aware of the concerns raised in the media by the application of this law and insisted that "the rules are about empowering private individuals in relation to data processors, not about erasing past events, rewriting history or restricting freedom of the press".