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GCSE: Legislation & The Legal Framework
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What if someone had added one or more offences to your criminal record? This is why the DPA exists. This law covers both digital and written information which is covered from the moment it is created until the moment it is erased. The law lets the Data Controller (the owning company) of the data to allow or disallow access, viewing and/or editing of the information about various data subjects (the person who has data about them stored outside their direct control)
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kept no longer than necessary * processed within the rights of the data subjects * kept secure * not transferred to other countries without protection We have much information held about us in many places. Without the Data Protection Act, personal information could be misused and shared with anyone, however the Data Protection Act ensures that the companies and government which holds this information will not breach anyone's right to privacy. The act benefits a number of people. It benefits me, people at work, and also the community.
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2 Nevertheless, the need for regulation is clearly visible as the success of electronic transactions is dependant on the knowledge of legal system controlling them. Non-existence of universal jurisdiction over e-commerce transactions might raise few problems. Each participant will be forced to gain knowledge of every legal system which concerns e-commerce throughout the world. This will hinder the development of e-commerce. Therefore, different countries and organizations tried to come up with some form of regulation although not a strict one which could constitute slow development of e-commerce.
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