I will be analysing the legal, ethical and operational issues in relation to the use of business information and relate it to Westminster Kingsway College

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In this assignment I will be analysing the legal, ethical and operational issues in relation to the use of business information and relate it to Westminster Kingsway College, using appropriate examples.

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The legal impact that would affect the college is another external factor which the business cannot control the decisions outside the business. The European Union agrees on new recycling targets and green emissions targets. Then even though the college might be affect by this law then they will need to consider this and work with this. For example, they need to recycle their not used products and recycle their papers. The college does also need to know about the age discrimination law because they could be taking to court because of their employees, which think they are not treated fairly. This will also affect the college on their providing education because if their customers hear about this then they would like to attend their business.

Legal– Data Protection Act 1998 - is a good example of a law that has a number of implications for market researchers collecting and holding personal data.  For instance, researchers must ensure that the data they obtain is kept secure, is only used for lawful purposes and is only kept for as long as it is necessary.  It must be made clear as to why data is being collected and the consent of participants must be obtained. In addition to this, there are a number of guidelines, laid down by such organisations as the Market Research Society, that, although not legally binding, encourage organisations to behave ethically when dealing with members of the public.

Computer Misuse Act 1990 - this Act prevents the misuse of information on computer systems. It was put in place to prevent individuals from hacking into systems and accessing data which was restricted. The Computer Misuse Act 1990 is beneficial to businesses and with this Act; there is some degree of protection. Westminster Kingsway College - the college could have your personal information kept up to date and someone can easily go on them and look at them and check your personal information. As students we all agree on our forms for our data to be used for certain purposes. Westminster Kingsway College - college staff might leave computers unattended which may containing confidential data students will be easily allowed to misuse the computer and look at the teacher’s things. All staff and students have their own log in passwords and user id’s.

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Freedom of Information Act 2000 - this Act gives individuals and businesses the right to request information that is held by public authorities such as the government. If by any chance the public authority refuses to give the requested information to the individual or business then the Commissioners’’ office would investigate and come to a conclusion as to whether this information should be released. Westminster Kingsway College - gives you power to ask for your grades from your teachers at anytime. Also The college tells us information on most of the things that we should be a part of such ...

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*** The writer has been quite selective in the legal, ethical and organisational issues they have highlighted. They have not properly applied by finding out what actually happens in the college and thinking through how the college operates.