ICT Legislation

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Flashcards on ICT Legislation, created by CS10NousasA on 03/26/2015.

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What is legislation? Legislation (or “statutory law”) is law which has been produce by a governing body in order to regulate, to authorise, to sanction, to grant, to declare or to restrict
What is the Data Protection Act (1998) and why was it created? The Data Protection Act was developed to give protection and lay down the rules about how personal data can be used.
What is the Computer Misuse Act (1990) and why was it created? The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to cope with the problems of computer hackers and viruses.
What are the three principles of the Computer Misuse Act? 1. It is illegal to access unauthorised data e.g. Hacking. 2. It is illegal to access unauthorised data and intend to do it again e.g. Blackmail and fraud purposes. 3. It is illegal to access unauthorised data and amend it e.g. Planting Viruses and deleting files.
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