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BTEC First Diploma in Business Unit 8 Doing Online Business Task Three Operation Issues What operation issues are there in setting up a site? 1. Explain why the business needs to provide payment security? A business needs to provide payment security to stop people from hacking in, to steal customer's credit details. A secure website will also reassure new customers that they are using a safe and official site. People can recognise a secure site by looking for a tiny padlock image or https//: PayPal is a well known secure way of making payments online. It is used with huge sites like eBay. PayPal is a secure online payment method, which allows you to pay or get paid quickly and easily without sharing any of your financial information. We remember and safeguard your bank, credit or debit card details, so you don't have to. You can use PayPal to pay for items on eBay or any of the thousands of online retailers that accept PayPal. You can also get cash back and exclusive discounts from selected retailers via the PayPal Offers site. ...read more.


There are two main types of cybercrime; * Cybercrime against persons * Cybercrime against property Cybercrimes committed against persons include various crimes like transmission of child-pornography, harassment of any one with the use of a computer such as e-mail. The trafficking, distribution, posting, and dissemination of obscene material including pornography and indecent exposure, constitutes one of the most important Cybercrimes known today. The potential harm of such a crime to humanity can hardly be amplified. This is one Cybercrime which threatens to undermine the growth of the younger generation as also leave irreparable scars and injury on the younger generation, if not controlled. Cyber harassment is a distinct Cybercrime. Various kinds of harassment can and do occur in cyberspace, or through the use of cyberspace. Harassment can be sexual, racial, religious, or other. Persons perpetuating such harassment are also guilty of cybercrimes. The second category of Cyber-crimes is that of Cybercrimes against all forms of property. These crimes include computer vandalism (destruction of others' property), transmission of harmful programmes. A Mumbai-based upstart engineering company lost a say and much money in the business when the rival company, an industry major, stole the technical database from their computers with the help of a corporate cyber spy. ...read more.


The business needs to research a variety of software's before purchasing one and they should also have a back up system of all their programs, because they then could upload the back up programs on to another system. 10. How might data be lost and why is this problem? Data could be lost if the business has not made a back up system and the main computer running the website could fail. Then business would have to rebuild the site from scratch as there is no back up system which would cost the business, and while rebuilding the site the business will also loose money because people can't purchase anything. 11. What kinds of global laws must the business be aware of? E.g. labelling, health and safety. Certain products such as cigarettes and prescription drugs have to be labelled according to the laws of the country of which they are to be sold. Particular drugs or pharmaceuticals may be prescription only on British websites but are freely available through continental websites. General safety warnings such as "keep away from children" and "must wear goggles using this product" may be required to be on products in certain countries. The website must be aware of local laws and regulations. - ?? ?? ?? ?? Samantha Parry Liam Bride 02/12/09 ...read more.

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