Computer legislation 1

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  • Created on: 10-04-19 13:38
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  • Computer legislation
    • Data Protection Act 1998
      • DPA of 1998 gives rights to peoples personal data
      • 8 principles
        • 1) data must be used in a lawful way
        • 2) data must be used for the specified reason
        • 3) data should be relevant and not excessive
        • 4) data must be accurate and kept to date
        • 5) data should not be kept longer than necessary
        • 6) the rights of the subject must be observed
        • 7) data should be kept safe and secure
        • 8) data should not be transferred abroad without protection
      • Threats to national security, tax assessment and court cases are exceptions
    • Freedom of Information Act 2000
      • FIA of 2000 allows members of the public to access information
      • Act covers emails, printed documents and data files
      • Public organisations include government departments, police and schools
      • It allows public people to request specific data
      • Exceptions include an organisations knowing of it harming people
    • Computer Misuse Act 1990
      • CMA to stop hackers and cyber crime
      • 3 new offences
        • 1) gaining unauthorised access to a private network through hacking
        • 2) gaining unauthorised access to a network in order to commit a crime
        • 3) unauthorised modification of computer material

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