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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 1923

ICT Legislation

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Legislation Acts for ICT ICT equipment now have laws which everyone must abide by, they can still use their ICT to their every needs but they cannot exploit this use by accessing areas of information or data which are not meant to be seen by the public eye. This mainly includes things like government data and other people's personal information. The 1998 Data Protection Act The data protection act is basically the "right to privacy" .This is what everyone who has personal details and so forth on their pc expects since you don't want other people accessing your information. The data protection act was made a law in 1984 but it was replaced by a new one, the act in 1998 that included the European Union law. There are 8 principles for personal data: 1. Be processed fairly and lawfully 2. Be obtained for specified and lawful purposes 3. Be adequate relevant and not excessive for the purpose 4. Be accurate and up-to-date 5. Not to be kept longer than necessary 6. Be processed within the rights of data subjects 7. Be kept secure against loss damage and unauthorised and unlawful processing 8. Not be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area. These are the 8 areas in which the data protection act is in control of. Say for example I had bank account details on my pc and I was exchanging bank details over the internet no one beside me should be able to access that data since it is my personal bank ...read more.

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The Computer Misuse Act 1990 The computer misuse act secures all computer material against unauthorised access and modifications. This basically means that a person will not able to access a computer or a file on a computer without having some one else's consent. This act covers these three things: 1. Unauthorised access to computer material 2. Unauthorised access with the intent to commit or facilitates commission of further offences. 3. Unauthorised modification of computer material. These three things basically cover anyone from hacking, computer fraud, blackmail and viruses. This protects me at home mainly since when ever I access the internet and other websites it leaves me open to hackers because accessing a website you need to have an IP (internet protocol). This determines how much information passes between the two systems across the internet. If I entered a site a hacker could automatically get my IP address and using this they can enter my computer. For me to stop this I have to have a firewall this basically stops any unauthorised personal entering my computer with out my permission. If a hacker was able to access my computer they could get access to information like my credit card number and other personal information, since I use my card over the internet to order products from websites and with them hacking in to my computer they can get my credit card number and password. Hackers can also put viruses into my computer this will either cause my computer to crash or cause problems to it. ...read more.

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If he does give the person the right to use this information they cannot duplicate it and pass it on it is for that one person and that person only. Stephen Hawking this act would cover over his lectures and his computer, for his lectures he must have a set of information in which he specifically wants his class to know that he knows him self. This is probably his own way of lecturing for someone to obtain this schedule and use it as their own copying Stephen's ideas this is against the copyright act has they are using his material with out his consent. They could obtain this information from his laptop but if this information is published on the net it would have the copyright laws on the same page stating the person can use the information but not pass it on. In the community this act covers copyright of any original information that a person in the community has created or designed from being taken and used as someone else's and sold on. For instance if some one in the community wrote a song or a book which would become famous later on if publish or brought out for sale and someone else took that idea with out authorisation and sold it as their own that is against the copyright act. This would mainly cover over downloading or uploading over the net with out authorisation; with out permission it is against the law to copy it. ?? ?? ?? ?? Parvaaz Ahmed 2001 Leytonstone School 13411 1 ...read more.

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