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Legalities of ICT

Data protection act (1998)

Set up to provide individuals with protection from organisations. It limits data
held by organisations to only have what they need.

Key terms

Personal data- data that relates to a living, identifiable individual.
Data- anything that is held and said to be part…

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have a credit card or not, you can ask this decision to be made by a person
Right to compensation if damage and distress is suffered by the act being
contravened- if you can prove the data controller didn't follow the
requirements of the act, and as a result…

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terms can be confusing and people think that because they can't be seen, it
isn't a crime.
When people download illegal copies of CD's they think that it won't matter
as no one can see them doing it and it won't make much of a difference
anyway, it's no different…

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Facilitation of electronic commerce, data storage- recognises digital
signatures, which are now recognisable by law.


Contracts that are signed over the internet have same legality as that
signed by hand- increases security and allows people to engage in
e-commerce and the contracts entered to have legal backing.




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