This
legislation will affect me throughout my job as if my company held information
on me and because of this Act they cannot sell my data to other companies and
also I have the right to make sure the information held against me is correct.

 

 

·      
Fines of up to £500,000 for severe breaches of the Data
Protection Act.

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·      
Prison sentences for purposely breaking the Data Protection
Act.

 

Some
of the penalties that come with breaking these laws are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·       A
data subject can ask for the utilization of their personal data to be studied
by the Information Commissioner who can impose a ruling utilizing the Data
Protection Act. The Commissioner may examine a controller’s computers to avail
in the investigation.

·       The
data subject is allowed to use the law to get reimbursement for damage caused
if personal data about them is incorrect, misplaced, or revealed.

·       A
data subject may obviate the utilization of information if it would be liable
to cause them distress.

·       A
data subject may prevent their data being utilized in effort to sell them
things.

·       A
data subject has a right to be supplied by a data controller with the personal
data held about him or her for a diminutive fee.

·       A
data subject may force a data controller to rectify any errors in the data held
about them.

 

The
rights of data subjects:

 

·      
Data must not be kept longer than is necessary for the
registered purpose.

·      
The files may not be moved out with of the European Economic
Area unless the country that the data is being directed to has an appropriate
data protection law.

·      
The information must be kept safe and secure.

·      
The information
held must be satisfactory, relevant and not extreme when compared with the purpose
specified in the register.

·      
It must be kept up to date and precise. There is an
obligation to keep it up to date.

·      
It must only be utilized and held for the reasons given to
the Information Commissioner.

·      
It can only be utilized for those registered purposes and
only be disclosed to those people mentioned in the register ingression. You
cannot give it away or sell it unless you verbally expressed you would to
commence with.

·      
It must be accumulated and used fairly and inside the law

 

Some
principles of the Data Protection Act for the person holding the data are:

 

 

The final
legislation I will be looking at is the Data Protection Act, which was created
in 1998. This act allows you to control the way information is handled and to
give legal rights to people who have information stored about them.

 

 

 

 

 

This
legislation will affect me throughout my job as if someone were to steal my
code I could report them for breaking The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
and they could then have to go to court and pay me the money in damages or face
time in jail or both. However, it can also affect me as if I were to commit any
of these crimes I would also face the consequences and penalties that come with
this act.

 

 

·      
Some applications or programs will only run if a special
piece of hardware named a dongle is plugged into the back of the PC.

·      
Some pieces of software need a unique licence key to be
entered afore the installation will perpetuate.

·      
Some applications or programs will only run if the media is in the
drive.

·      
An agreement amongst the corporation that developed the
software and the utilizer must be decided before the software is installed.

How to prevent copyrighting:

The Court can issue a ruling to
stop the infringing acts.
The law provides a range from
£200 to £150,000 for each work infringed.

·      
The Court can impound the illicit works.

The Offender can go to jail.
Offender pays the genuine
amount of profits and damages.
Offender pays for all
attorney’s fees and court costs.

Some
of the penalties that come with breaking these laws are:

 

·      
lend copies

·      
Issue

·      
Rent

·      
Copy

·      
Adapt

Some things The
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act makes it an offence to do with someone else’s work are:

 

Another
legislation I will be looking at is The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act which
was created in 1988. Copyright gives the
engenderers control of some types of media rights, this sanctions them to
control how they are distributed and utilized. Media covered by the copyright
act include Books, video, software and music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This
legislation will affect me throughout my job as someone may want to and could
gain access to my programs and edit them or add viruses throughout my code so
this legislation will hopefully deter people from committing these crimes.
However, it can also affect me as if I were to commit any of these crimes I
would face the consequences and the penalties that come with this act.

 

·      
And up to 2-year prison sentence

·      
Illegal access to a computer will result in £5000 fine

·      
Unauthorised modification to the contents of a computer, or
providing the implements in order to do so will result in illimitable fine  and up to 10-year prison sentence

·      
Unlawful access to a computer in order to commit an
additional offence will result in infinite fine and up to 10-year prison punishment

 

Some
of the penalties that come with breaking these laws are:

 

·      
Illegal access to computer material

·      
Unlawful alteration of computer material

·      
Not permitted access with intent to commit or facilitate
commission of additional offences

The
first legislation I will be looking at is the Computer Misuse Act which was
created in 1990. This act makes it an offence to access any computer that you
do not have an authorised right to use. Some other offences include:

 

 

As
an Oracle Programmer at Fractal Entertainment I have been tasked to create a
report on 3 legislations relating to my job role and the consequences of
breaking these legislations.

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