Computer Related Legislation (Data Protection Act ( Data should be…
Computer Related Legislation
Data Protection Act
Data should be processed fairly and lawfully
The data should only be collected for a specific purpose
The data should be relevant and not excessive
The data should be kept accurate and up to date
The data should not be kept for longer than needed.
Individuals have the right to access any data which is held on them.
The organisation must take reasonable security measures
Data must not be transferred outside the EU, unless that country has an adequate data protection legislation.
Computer Misuse Act
Unauthorised access to computer material.
Unauthorised access with the intent to commit a crime
Unauthorised access modification of computer material
Making, supplying or obtaining anything which can be used in computer misuse offences.
Copyright, design and patent act
Software Piracy - the illegal copying or downloading of software
The use of ICT to copy or download files such as music, video or text to avoid paying for them
Using software without the correct, or any software licence.
Theft by a business of the methods and ideas of other ICT businesses
The regulation of investigatory powers act - allows public bodies the right to:
Demand ISP's which provide access to a customer's surveillance
To allow mass surveillance of communicators
Demand access to be granted to protected information
Monitoring of an individual
Prevent existence of such intercept activities being revealed in court.
To demand ISP's fit equipment in order to facilitate a surveillance.