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GCSE: Legislation & The Legal Framework

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    The Data Protection Act

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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.

    • Word count: 872
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    E-Commerce is the buying and selling of products using an electronic service. Discuss.

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    Amazon, EBay but also upgrading an account from a standard to a premium account such as Megavideo. This type of E-Commerce is called "business to consumer", whereby the business is selling to the public instead of a certain business. Some common applications related to electronic commerce are the following: * Email * Enterprise content management * Instant messaging * Newsgroups * Online shopping and order tracking * Online banking * Online office suites * Domestic and international payment systems * Shopping cart software * Teleconferencing They way E-Commerce works is simple.

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    Legal issues of e-commerce

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    Legal Issues Data protection considerations The Data Protection Act lays puts down a serious of rules that M&S must obey under their co-operation. Therefore as a successful trader any personal data that the company collects from its customers, such as name, address and billing information such as credit card details must be protected from fraud. Therefore M&S must deal fairly with the info they receive from consumers and tell the customer what data the have collected, upon that they must tell them what you are going to do with that information, and consult with the customers before taking any actions.

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    Managing Research and Information: Data Protection Act

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    It is fairly to exchange the data. Furthermore, their privacy details are protected by the law. Also the company must keep them securely. 2. Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with those purposes.

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    The Data Protection Act.

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    It was created to protect everyone's civil rights and the information that is kept on them by organisations. Principles of Data Protection The rules Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. They say that data must be: * Fairly and lawfully processed; * Processed for limited purposes; * Adequate, relevant and not excessive; * Accurate; * Not kept longer than necessary; * Processed in accordance with the data subject's rights; * Secure; * Not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

    • Word count: 465

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