Home The Legal Apsects of ICT
Data Protection Act 1998
-Holders of data (companies) have a duty to protect it and use it properly
-Data subjects (people) have a right to know and correct their data
-Set rules for proceccing personal information and applies to paper records as well as those on a computer

Data protection Act 1984


Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989
-Illegally copying software
-Stealing Software
-Running Illegally copied software

Computer Misuse Act
-Hacking- view, change or delete data
-Using computerised equiptment to commit fraud
-Software Piracy
-Using someones computer to carry out work which they have not authorised
-Deliberately spreading viruse
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