Key Factor Motivation – Manage More Complex Software Development Projects

Agile methods are established as a standard for the implementation of software development projects across all industries. The motivation of those involved in the project - and their willingness to take responsibility - is an essential factor for the success of agile procedures. Agile project management - be it Scrum, DSDM, Kanban or others - systematically integrates the prompt feedback of users and thus creates high transparency in progress. The orientation towards achievable objectives, the quick feedback of success as well as the possibilities of co-design directly promote motivation and willingness on the part of the participants to take personal responsibility.

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The effectiveness of the sentence: "In relation to national law, the GDPR applies as a matter of priority to all automated processing of personal data as of May 25th, 2018 [...]" is understood by experts. The Düsseldorfer Kreis – the conference of the independent federal and state data protection authorities on April 26th, 2018 – thereby confirms a regulatory framework – and once again surprises an entire industry. Just as, for example, the financial industry has underestimated the determination of the regulation for a long time, the media industry seems to underestimate the inherent connections between technological opportunities, changing regulatory conditions and the associated changes in decision-relevant parameters until now. This generally assumed that the previous regulations of the Telemedia Act would remain in force until the new ePrivacy regulation came into force, or at least could be based on the so-called legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1lit.f) GDPR, i.e. the processing of personal data was covered by the

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Ensuring safe ID management is essential for data protection compliance and online business transactions. VERIMI, together with Fraunhofer AISEC and COREengineering, is publishing a white paper which is transparently outlining their security set-up and contributing to the public discourse of security and data protection.

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VERIMI, the new European identity and data platform, with its central and convenient VERIMI log-in (single sign-on) is now available in the German market, as a basic product (Minimum Viable Product - MVP). The launch is following a phased approach: in the first phase, the VERIMI system platform has gone live, with VERIMI shareholders Deutsche Bank and Bundesdruckerei the first organizations to make the green VERIMI button available for their online customers. In a second phase over the coming weeks, the platform will expand to connect additional partners as well as offer new platform features.

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The new regulations concerning strong customer authentication and secure communication (RTS SCA & SC) under PSD II were published by the EU Commission on November 27, 2017. At first glance two points, in particular, come to mind: On the one hand, the requirements have been worded very generally, meaning that applying these rules to concrete payment processes will prove a major challenge to many market participants. On the other, the underlying security paradigms all appear to be inconsistent with one another. Even though these points were continually debated during the long consultation phase – including consultations, public hearings, numerous meetings involving market participants and the European Banking Authority (EBA), the final version of the RTS still does not provide sufficient clarity on the subject.

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