The Legal Framework
This section applies to current British legislation and its relationship to the Council of Europe Convention directives.
Software and data misuse
Recall the nature, purpose and provisions of the current data protection legislation of the Public Register.
Recall the type of data covered and various exemptions from the legislation.
Recall the definitions of processing and consent to process.
Explain how the requirements of the legislation impact on data collection and use.
Describe the obligations of data users under the legislation.
Recall the rights of individuals under the legislation.
Recall the role of the Commissioner in encouraging good practice, acting as Ombudsman and enforcing legislation.
Describe the provisions of the current health and safety legislation in relation to the use of information systems.
Recognise that health and safety guidelines cover the design and introduction of new software.
General Resources for this topic
- Introduced it to deter hackers, virus creators and other offenders.
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programs or data without authorisation>
data or software with malicious intent
access and change data or software in any way without authorisation
found guilty of breaking the law on any of the three points may be fined or
Freedom of Information Act
Now do the questions at the end of Chapter 12 & 13 of the text book