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The Data Protection Act Unit 7 Business and Communication Systems

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Your rights, responsibilities and obligations to data protection The Data Protection Act gives you the right to know what information is held about you, and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly. Currently, we are inviting comments on our draft strategy for data protection. Read the ICO's current consultation documents and submit your comments to us. What does the Data Protection control? The Data Protection Act (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament. It defines a legal basis for the handling in the UK of information relating to living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs protection of personal data in the UK. Although the Act does not mention privacy, in practice it provides a way in which individuals can enforce the control of information about them. ...read more.


If you are in any doubt, or are unsure about the identity of the data controller in any particular case, you should consult your legal adviser or seek the advice of the Data Protection Commissioner. Data Protection Commissioner: Person to whom an individual complains if they feel that personal information about them, stored on computer by a Data Controller, is inaccurate, misleading or outdated, and/or that the Data Controller has ignored or denied the individual's request for access to such data. Permission: One is said to have permission when he or she may (or is allowed to) perform some action. There are legal and ethical permissions, but these can also belong to some other normative realms, like etiquette and games. Conflicts: Conflict is a state of discord caused by the actual or perceived opposition of needs, values and interests between people. ...read more.


With technology advancing, there are many databases that hold very large amounts of information. So the data Protection Act is reinforced to protect the children's personal details. Computer Misuse Act The Computer Misuse Act 1990 is an Act of the UK Parliament. The Act's introduction followed the decision in R v Gold (1988) 1 AC 1063, with the bill's critics charging that it was introduced hastily and was poorly thought out. Intention, they said, was often difficult to prove, and that the bill inadequately differentiated "joyriding" crackers like Gold and Schifreen from serious computer criminals. The Act has nonetheless become a model upon which several other countries including Canada and the Republic of Ireland, have drawn inspiration when subsequently drafting their own information security laws. More generally, see computer crimes and internet fraud. ?? ?? ?? ?? Business and Communication Systems Mike Weston Broadway School ...read more.

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