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What is the Data Protection Act 1998?
The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people.
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What is the first principle?
It must be collected and used fairly and inside the law.
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What is the second principle?
It must only be held and used for the reasons given to the Information Commissioner.
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What is the third principle?
It can only be used for those registered purposes and only be disclosed to those people mentioned in the register entry. You cannot give it away or sell it unless you said you would to begin with.
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What is the forth principle?
The information held must be adequate, relevant and not excessive when compared with the purpose stated in the register. So you must have enough detail but not too much for the job that you are doing with the data.
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What is the fifth principle?
It must be accurate and be kept up to date. There is a duty to keep it up to date, for example to change an address when people move.
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What is the sixth principle?
It must not be kept longer than is necessary for the registered purpose. It is alright to keep information for certain lengths of time but not indefinitely.
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What is the seventh principle?
The information must be kept safe and secure. This includes keeping the information backed up and away from any unauthorised access. It would be wrong to leave personal data open to be viewed by just anyone.
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What is the eighth principle?
The files may not be transferred outside of the European Economic Area.This part of the DPA has led to some countries passing similar laws to allow computer data centres to be located in their area.
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What is the Computer Misuse Act 1990?
The Computer Misuse Act 1990 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, introduced partly in response to the decision in R v Gold & Schifrin 1 AC 1063.
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What does the computer misuse act 1990 cover?
The Computer Misuse Act protects one from; viruses, copyright infringements, hacking, using computer data from blackmail or fraud and illegal deleting or altering of computer data.
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If you had a business how would you prevent staff from breaking the law?
If you had a business you would prevent your staff from breaking the law by preventing for hindering access.
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What is the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989?
The Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1989 is the principal codifying copyright statute for the UK.
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What does the copyright act cover?
The Act creates various numbers of new intellectual property rights like the moral rights national unregistered design rights and rights in performances.
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After the death of the creator how long does it last for?
After the death of the creator, the copyright, designs and patents act 1989 lasts 50 years.
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What would a company have to do to make sure they didn't break the law?
A company would have to get permission from the creator to make sure they were not breaking the law.
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