ICT- data protection act

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Give two advantages of a bank storing your information
Mistakes being made can be reduced, fast access to your information, your account balance can be updated quickly.
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Give two disadvantages of a bank storing your information
Information has to regularly be updated, the bank needs to know your history, there needs to be security measures in place.
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What is the data protection act?
A law designed to protect personal data stored on computers or in an organised paper filing system.
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What is the purpose of the data protection act?
To protect individuals from misuse of data.
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What are the two types of data?
Personal and sensitive.
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Give examples of types of personal information
Name, contact details, health details, purchase records
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Give examples of sensitive information
Political opinio, ethnicity, religious beliefs.
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What are the eight principles of the dpa?
Data must: be kept secure, be relevent, kept no longer than necessary, kept accurate, obtained lawfull, be processed within the data subject rights, be obtained for lawful purposes, and only be transfered to countries with a DPA.
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What is an information commissioner?
The person who has powers to enforce the act.
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What is a data controller?
A person or company that collects and keeps data about people.
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What is a data subject?`
Someone who has data about them sored somewhere outside of their direct control.
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What are the exemptions to the data protection act?
police (to solve crimes), taxman, domestic purposes.
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Information has to regularly be updated, the bank needs to know your history, there needs to be security measures in place.

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What is the data protection act?

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What is the purpose of the data protection act?

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