• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The impact of legislations on people.

Extracts from this document...


Project 3E - The impact of legislations on people. Introduction: There are hundreds of laws and legislations which effect people, sometimes on a daily basis, sometime on a one off basis. All laws and legislations have purposes and are there for reasons mainly to protect or benefit certain people. I have looked at six legislations which effects certain people on a daily basis and have explored in what ways they benefit different people. The Data Protection Act (1998): The Data protection act was set in 1998. The legislation is to protect the subject of any personal information. The act prevents personal information from being passed on to people who may misuse the information. The act states that all data should be processed fairly and lawfully, should be obtained for a specified purpose, Should be adequate, relevant and not excessive, should be accurate and up to date, shouldn't be kept for any longer than necessary and should allow the subject to know who the data controller is. The data protection act protects the subject of the information by stating that all information should be kept up to date and true therefore the creator can not upset the subject by using any false information. ...read more.


This act affects me in the way that nobody who isn't authorised can look at information which the school keep on me. The act would also effect Mr.Caroll (a working adult) in the way that he can not view files if he is not authorised e.g. staff pay roles which are password protected. Copyright, Designs and patents act (1988): This act was set in 1988 to protect intellectual property such as music, literature and software. Provisions make it illegal to Copy software, Run printed software and to transmit software over a telecommunications line thereby creating a copy. An advantage of this act is that this means that nobody can copy anyone's work such as music to make a profit meaning that the artist gets full credit for his or her work. A disadvantage of this act is that people have to pay more expensive prices for C.D's and DVD's etc because it is illegal to copy them free of charge. This law effects me because it states that I can't copy music C.D's etc therefore I have to pay higher prices for them. ...read more.


A disadvantage of this act is that it may cost an employer a lot of money to ensure that all the workstations meet the minimum criteria. This act affects me in the way that any computer station at school which I have to work on should always be safe for me to use. This act also affects Mr.Caroll (a working adult) because as head of I.C.T he must ensure that all VDU workstations must meet the minimum requirements in the I.C.T rooms. Regulation of investigatory powers act (2000) This act is defining the powers that the government have to access information and the security of the information. The act states that it gives the government the right to carry out intelligence surveillance and to spy on electronic communications. An advantage of this act is that authorities can monitor electronic communications and can prevent abuse which may lead to further offences, protecting the recipient of abuse. A disadvantage of this act is that authorities may monitor private conversations held over electronic communications. This act affects me in the way that authorities can monitor my e-mail to prevent abuse. This act also affects the community in general as everyone electronic communications can be monitored. ?? ?? ?? ?? John Timmins ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Sources of Law section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Sources of Law essays

  1. Outcome (3): Analyse the provisions relating to the police powers of arrest, search, seizure, ...

    The defined time period is 24 hours unless the rank of superintendent extends this time period for a further 24 hours. A police constable also has the power to stop and search and person, vehicle, ship, or aircraft in order to prevent acts of terrorism under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

  2. Torts project - Payment of Compensation in Hit and Run Motor Accident.

    the owner or the driver of the vehicle, or from the insurance company, or from them jointly. All such person risk of loss to whom, on account to the use of thevehicle,is required to be covered are 'third party' in the sense that they are other than the 'first party'

  1. Free essay

    environmental legislations

    Severn Trent will also be affected by this legislation because of the type of job that they do. Which is cleaning the water and the extracted material sometimes come in the form of gas will need to be taken cared of safely.

  2. Does Section 80 of the Copyright and Designs Act (1988) prevent the destruction of ...

    After all, section 80 was drafted in order to comply with the obligations spelt out in the Convention. However a closer look at this aspect would reveal quite the opposite. 2. The Berne Convention The moral rights language of the Convention is wider than the CDPA and includes a right

  1. Investigate The Employment Of People With Disabilities

    Articulation itself may be impaired by such physical disabilities as cleft palate, cerebral palsy, or loss of hearing; it may likewise deteriorate as a result of paralysis of any part of the articulating mechanism. Impairment may also be the consequence of unconscious imitation of poor speech models or inadequate perception of auditory stimuli.

  2. Should people have a right to privacy?

    too many public bodies now have access to the information? 6(anon, 2009) yet ?Civil liberties groups and privacy campaigners claim the act fails to provide adequate safeguards to protect individual privacy and offers no way for an individual to obtain effective redress if the powers are abused? 7(anon, 2009).

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work