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An analysis of the legal, ethical and operational issues in relation to the use of business information at a Technology College.

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M2: An analysis of the legal, ethical and operational issues in relation to the use of business information, using approperiate examples. Legal and Ethical issues: Codes of practice exist in Washwood heath Technology College to maintain business ethics on: Use of email Internet Whistle-blowing Use of e-mail: In washwood heath Technology College there is use of e-mail. It is used as a reminder or advance notice or to inform about meetings. It is used to inform the staff about the upcoming activities. The teachers even use it to report the management about the students and their activities. It can be used to report any urgent news immediately. Washwood heath Technology College even has its policies with the use of e-mail. The right language has to be used. Any sort of abusive language can be used. The person to whom the mail is being sent has to be respected. Large documents cannot be sent. Attached images cannot be sent. Internet: Washwood heath Technology College has use of internet. It has limited access. There are few websites which cannot be used by the students for example the website including social networking. Washwood heath Technology College has to protect itself from intentional abuse. It has many legal risks. All the staff members have the acceptance of internet policy. Washwood heath Technology College makes sure all the policies and laws are implemented. ...read more.

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They take trips around to different places so they can have visits. The students are taken to the museums, cinemas and zoos and different other places. If any harm is caused to the property around there the parents are contacted to inform them and so they can pay for the damage. If there is any damage in the school property by the students evens the n the parents of the students are contacted so they can be informed. Anything that is spent in the school is informed by the head teacher of the school to the finance department. Operational issues: Organisations have to manage countless information, while some being far more important than others. To make sure the information is managed appropriately, a number of policies and procedures have to be put in place like: * Security of information * Backups * Health and safety * Organisational policies * Business continuance plans Security of information: Information security management deals with maintaining the integrity and availability of organisational information and knowledge. Information security management focuses upon digital data; however, the subject also covers records and knowledge management. Many companies keep their information on IT systems to take decisions. The IT security policy should take account of the common risks to the information that their business relies upon. The policy might include secure login identification for using IT systems and controls that limit access to information. ...read more.

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They meet all the legal requirements. They take full account of their impact and contribute to productive working relationships. Policies help make sure that staff have guidance to help them comply with legislation for example an organisational policy on the storage and usage of customer data should work within the requirements of the Data protection Act. They should also help ensure that consistent decisions are made, which can be as important in internal communications as they are in handling customers. Washwood heath Technology College has its own organisational policies. Washwood heath Technology College allows limited access to its website. They keep their data secure. Business continuance plans: Business continuance plans are the steps that a company puts into place to make sure it is capable of surviving a worst-case scenario. One step in the continuance programme might be to make sure the company is producing regular backups of its information. The business might consider natural disasters (such as flooding or fire), accidents (such as human error) or malicious attacks (such as a deliberate breach of security, or hacking into the computer systems) in its planning. As a result of the plan, employees may need to change the way they work- for example, storing information on a central server rather than on their personal hard drive. Washwood heath Technology College has software security so their personal data cannot be hacked. Washwood heath Technology College gives special training on the situation if there is any natural disaster. ...read more.

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