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P5 Explain the legal and ethical issues in relation to the use of business information

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P5: Explain the legal and ethical issues in relation to the use of business information M2: analyse the legal, ethical and operational issues in relation to the use of business information using appropriate examples Data of protection Act 1998 This act has been created to protect the personal information of customers and stop them from being wrongly used. This Act concerns any business who keeps the personal data of their clients. It is very important for businesses who keep these sorts of information to * Acquire them lawfully * Make sure they are used for what they say they were going to use it for * Make sure the information acquired is correct and accurate * Make sure the information are kept up to date * Make sure information are processed in line with the customers rights The acquisition of this information enables the businesses to send offers to the customers if they choose to as it would be illegal for the business to send these offers without the customer?s consents. ...read more.

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It is also important because it protects the personal information of computer users stored on computers Codes of practices The codes of practices are usually installed in companies to make sure that business ethics on various matters are maintained and respected Use of email * The ethics on email requires that email should not be used to shrink responsibilities * They should be used for the communication really confidential information * Email can be used for long-term storage * Emails can?t be used to send large amount of information Internet * The code of practice at Tesco regarding the use of internet states that Individuals cannot or are not allowed to: * Publishing, transmitting, linking to, disseminating or making available in any way any unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, racist or otherwise objectionable material * publishing, transmitting, linking to, disseminating or making available in any way material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, results in civil liability or otherwise breaches any relevant laws, regulations or code of practice * Committing or attempting to commit fraud or any ...read more.

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It is also important because it can even save customers lives, for examples, if a business is offering services that can put the life of customers in real danger, whistle blowing could be a really crucial act in stopping the business?s actions. Organisational policies Organisation policies are there to ensure that the business deal with their practices and operations more ethically. They make sure information and marketing practices are fair and just. The importance of this policy is that it allows the company to make faire choices that will be more ethical to operate with. Information ownership The information owner is an act that helps in protecting and have full legal control over some information and data whether it may be personal or not. The act also provides information about the rightful owner of data assets and the acquisition, use and distribution policy implemented by the data owner. The importance of this act is that it gives people the right to have full legal right over all type of information that they may own, especially personal information. ...read more.

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