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ICT LEGISLATIONS THE DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998 The Data Protection Act protects the personal data which is stored about you by different people .The 8 principles of the act are : * Processed fairly and lawfully * Processed for limited purposes * Adequate relevant and not excessive * Accurate * Not kept for longer than necessary * Processed in accordance with the individual's rights * Kept secure * not transferred to countries without adequate protection. Schools have permission from the home office and parents to know every thing about you whether it your mums name or you brothers. The police and the home office also have all our personal information. Teachers and anyone else who has your personal information cannot tell anyone anything about you. There have been many people who have been prosecuted for disobeying the data protection act and here is one example. In 1995 the ODPR brought a case against a manger of the Woolwich Building Society for disclosing personal data to a person not sanctioned by the Woolwich's data protection register entry. This was a case, therefore, of the Woolwich, through one of its staff operating outside the terms of its registration. The manager had been trying to trace a Woolwich customer who was allegedly in arrears with her Woolwich mortgage. ...read more.


Not a bad hit rate. But not a deterrent in itself. COPYRIGHT, DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT (1989) The Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 came into force on 1 August 1989.The owner of copyright has the right to copy it, issue it to the public in any form. This act is designed to a subsequent amendment to the 1988 Copyright Act confused the issue of lifetime of Copyright by acting retrospectively. This amendment came into effect on 1st January 1996. This meant that some materials that had come out of copyright suddenly gained Copyright again. It increased the term of Copyright (for some works) from 50 to 70 years from 31st December of the year the creator died. For anonymous works then it is 70 years from the end of the year of publication. In all aspects, it is best to refer to the Law in operation at the time the material was created, for example if a photograph was created in 1956, then you have to refer to the 1956 Copyright Act to define the Copyright owner and who to approach for clearance. Law firms are now trying to crackdown on copyright and are now being advised alert clients and there own staff to the dangers of having illegal copyright material on pc's following tougher regulations which have now been introduced. ...read more.


This is one way how this act effects me and socially. The uk national health service makes sure that these regulations are ensured. REGULATION OF INVESTIGATORY POWERS ACT (2000) This act is about defining the powers the government and it's security, intelligence and communications and data. This act allows the government to issue an interception warrant to an ISP (or even a mobile phone company) for some communications data, on vague grounds such as "national security", "preventing or detecting crime" or even "safe guarding the economic well being of the UK". If they do this, the employee(s) the interception warrant is served to must comply with it or face 2 years in jail. They must NEVER tell anyone about it either or face five years in jail. Thus the government could demand all the data that flows to and from your internet account and you would never be allowed to know about it. I think this is not a good act because the act requires of any employee of a company providing a public telecommunications service that they obey interception warrants or face up to 2 years in jail. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Hizar nisar 10s m-i-l ict and legislation ...read more.

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