Data Protection Act 1998
The eight rules have to be followed by businesses to protect data that they hold about customers.
Computer Misuse Act 1990
To punish hackers and virus creators
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988
Protecting copyright material such as music, books and art.
Freedom of Information Act 2000
This gives people the right to see data being held about them in organisations, and also to request access to data about them.
Technology - monitoring
Technology can be used to monitor people's movements and communications.
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