The Legal Framework


This section applies to current British legislation and its relationship to the Council of Europe Convention directives.

Software and data misuse

Data protection legislation

Health and safety

General Resources for this topic

Computer Misuse Act 1990

It is an offence to:

  1. access programs or data without authorisation>
  2. access data or software with  malicious intent
  3. to access and change data or software in any way without authorisation


Data Protection Act

Freedom of Information Act

Health and safety

Now do the questions at the end of Chapter 12 & 13 of the text book