Data Protection Act 1998

The eight rules have to be followed by businesses to protect data that they hold about customers. 

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Computer Misuse Act 1990

To punish hackers and virus creators

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Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

Protecting copyright material such as music, books and art.

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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.

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Technology - monitoring

Technology can be used to monitor people's movements and communications.


CCTV Cameras

GPS devices



Website visits

Keywords in search engines

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