ICT- Role & Impact of ICT

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What is the Data Protection Act?
Data held cannot be used without permission. You can view any of your data. You can insist that any inaccurate data is changed.
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What is the Computer Misuse Act?
Unauthorised access to data. Hacking. Unauthorised alterations of data or information.
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What is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act?
Deters the pirating of copyright protected software. Doesn’t allow the running of pirated software. Bans transmitting software over telecommunications links.
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What is the Health and Safety at Work Act?
Only appropriate furniture and equipment used. Providing equipment which is suitable and comfortable to use. Breaks within periods working with IT equipment.
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What is the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act?
Police/employer can intercept electronic communications. Can seize computer systems suspected for criminal activity. Encryption keys to decrypt e-mails or data can be seized.
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Electronic Communication Act?
Facilitation of E-Commerce & data storage. Digital signature is as legally binding as a written signature. Government has a register of approved suppliers.
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What is the Freedom of Information Act?
The public has the right to information. Information has to requested under the correct act (DPA). Can be withheld if: Is exempt, Costly to collate, Does not exist.
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What are the physical ways of combatting IT crime?
Locks, Bars, CCTV
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What are the Logical ways of combatting IT crime?
Passwords, firewalls, Levels of access
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What are the advantages of networking?
Can use any computer to access your data. All files stored centrally so software can be put on all machines from one place. Only one peripheral needed
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What are the disadvantages of Networking?
If it crashes/ deletes/ gets a virus all of the computers are affected. Expensive to set up.
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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis and what is it caused by?
When blood clots in your body due to being in the same position for too long. A cause of this is sitting in the same place and same position for too long.
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What is Repetitive Strain Injury and what is it caused by?
Can occur when items used at awkward height or angle. Using an item at an uncomfortable position for a while.
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What is Carpal Tunnel syndrome and what is it caused by?
It is damage to the tendons and ligaments in the hands and wrists. It is caused by strain on the hand when typing or using a keyboard.
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What is Ulnar Neuritis and what is it caused by?
Causes pain in the forearm. Leaning on the elbows for long periods of time.
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What is Eye Strain?
Tired eyes, resulting in a hazy vision. Too bright, too dull or small screen monitor.
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What is Back Pain and what is it caused by?
Muscle spasms in the back causing pain. When you sit in a poor or forced posture, or in the same position.
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What is Fatigue and what is it caused by?
Tiredness and lethargy. Continued periods of mental work (interactive work using your brain).
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What is stress and what is it caused by?
State of mental strain, a type on anxiety. Caused by overworking
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