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Processing - definitions

Processing - In Microsoft Analysis Services, the building of cube and dimension structures and cube aggregations. Cubes need to be processed before they can be browsed. For cubes, an incremental process only adds new data into the cube, while a full process reprocesses all the cube's data.

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Source: SDG Computing Inc., 11 May 2010 09:33:57, SDG Computing, now offline

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Processing (of personal data) - According to Article 2 (b) of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001, processing of personal data refers to "any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction."

Personal data may be processed in many activities which relate to the professional life of a data subject. Examples from within the EU institutions and bodies include: the procedures relating to staff appraisals and to the billing of an office phone number, lists of participants at a meeting, the handling of disciplinary and medical files, as well as compiling and making available on-line a list of officials and their respective field of responsibilities.

Personal data relating to other natural persons than staff may also be processed. Such examples may concern visitors, contractors, petitioners, etc.

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European Data Protection Supervisor, 30 July 2011 08:46:15, External

Processing (Data Protection Act) - Processing means obtaining, recording or holding the data or carrying out any operation or set of operations on data.

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Information Commissioner's Office, 04 August 2011 09:11:40, External 

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