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In this strand I will be telling you about the laws and legislation in ICT. These laws are for the use of ICT where ever you are both at home and at work.

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Strand E In this strand I will be telling you about the laws and legislation in ICT. These laws are for the use of ICT where ever you are both at home and at work. The laws I will be looking at are: * Data Protection Act (1998) * Computer Misuse Act (1990) * Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1989) * Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) * Health and Safety Regulations (1992) * Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000) * Internet code of practice I will look at each law and to see how they have affected the use of ICT and also I will see if the laws affect the other strands (A-D). Data Protection Act (1984 and 1998) The data protection act is mainly directed at personal data. The data protection act states: It concerns the rules imposed upon those who handle personal data, that is, data about living identifiable individuals, in any way. The law also provides such individuals with a number of important rights regarding how data about them is handled. It must be stressed that, unlike the previous Data protection Act (1984), which applied to computerised data only, the new Act applies to personal data in whatever medium it is found, including paper, CCTV footage, microfilm, audio tapes, etc. ...read more.

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This act work in the same way as the copyright of a novel or music right (the copyright of the writer). This act makes it illegal to steal or to create copies of software. You are not allowed to make copies of software; make copies of manuals or allow copies to be made unless you have a licence from the owner of the copyright. It is also an offence to run the software on more than one computer at the same time ... unless that is covered in the licence. This act also covers the web, with copyright on website which is license e.g. the website www.google.com which is a search engine, and have a copyright so nobody come copy the name. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1989) effect all strand because they all have copyright thing or use the act to other people for saying that is there's. The advantage of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1989) is that once somebody has license it as copyright no body else can use that name or picture. The disadvantage is that the act is easy to brake because people can copy DVD's, CD's, games and other software at home and nobody would know about it. Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) ...read more.

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This act can not protect the strands it is there to stop criminal for going to far, but they can only be stop if they are using e-mails. The advantage of this act is that is stop criminal activities from going to far. The disadvantage of this act is there are which to hide data and innocent people could get involve. Internet code of practice The Internet Code of Practice refers to all types of electronic communications services and systems, such as the World Wide Web and email. With the internet code of practice there is not a world wide agreement on a single practice, but most organisations have one to protect individuals and the organisation itself from prosecution. Conclusion In this strand I have show you the laws and legislation for ICT. These laws include the Data Protection Act (1998), Computer Misuse Act (1990), Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (1989), Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Health and Safety Regulations (1992), Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000) and Internet code of practice. These laws help run the internet and computers. They stop hackers from hacking, they stop information about someone going around the net and them what not to do. These laws help the safe running of computer at home, school and work and these laws have had ICT work better and be better for everyone. ...read more.

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