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Legislation and ICT

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Legislation and ICT Briefly summarise the key points regarding the 4 Acts of Parliament The Health and Safety Act of 1974 was set up as a means to protect employees, the public, management and stop safety hazards at work. This is achieved by enforcing strict guide lines that all it may affect must abide by. Failure to do so can result in punishment and fines. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989 makes it illegal to copy or steal software in order to protect the designer's prophets. This is done by placing a (c) symbol on all products protected by this act. Breaking this can result in legal action and possible imprisonment. The Data Protection Act of 1998 was developed to give protection and lay down rules about how data about people can be used for example criminal records and other such information. Breach of this act has serious consequences and can again result in imprisonment. The Computer Misuse Act 1990 stops the misuse of computers and communications systems for example: Hacking, Data misuse and unauthorised transfer or copying, Email and chat room abuses, Pornography and Viruses. ...read more.

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Using picture of the internet and other peoples WebPages. This is not aloud according to the act as the person who created the website has not given permission to the person to use the information. I used quotes and texts from websites. This is not allow because it is using other peoples work and using as your own although this is only breach if a prophet is being made from the use of the information Due to the schools security system and policy this law was unable to be breached The local community- The group who might use the Public information System This project was again conducted in school so the two above have the same answer as this. Using pictures of websites without permission. This is wrong because it is using someone else work without permission. On this project this rule was not broken Due to the schools security system and policy this law was unable to be breached not broken Effectiveness of legislation Group Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989 Data Protection Act 1998 Computer Misuse Act 1990 The student-You and your web site This had no impact as health and safety rules where not enforced. ...read more.

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they have a disability like dyslexia or ADHD even thought they are as capable as everyone else in doing the job This is an extremely important law for people like Steven Hawkins because if a virus or a hacker was to gain access to his wheel chair he would be unable to function as all his speech and movement is determined by an onboard computer built in to his wheel chair The local community- The group who might use the Public information System The health and safety act isn't actually that relevant to this project. The copyright law would help the local community website be protecting the creators from people copying their work and making a prophet from their information. This act is fairly important to the public information system because personal information may be posted on this website for view for local residents only and a hacker could gain this information and use it for malicious purposes. This act would be important because if a hacker was able to gain access and change the information that was held on this website this may cause distress to people who relay on this website for local information. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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