Legislation and ICT

Legislation and ICT
The Health and Safety Act of 1974 was set up as a means to protect employees, the public, management and stop safety hazards at work. This is achieved by enforcing strict guide lines that all it may affect must abide by. Failure to do so can result in punishment and fines. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989 makes it illegal to copy or steal software in order to protect the designer?s prophets. This is done by placing a ? symbol on all products protected by this act. Breaking this can result in legal action and possible imprisonment. The Data Protection Act of 1998 was developed to give protection and lay down rules about how data about people can be used for example criminal records and other such information. Breach of this act has serious consequences and can again result in imprisonment. The Computer Misuse Act 1990 stops the misuse of computers and communications systems for example: Hacking, Data misuse and unauthorised transfer or copying, Email and chat room abuses, Pornography and Viruses. Obviously this act is computer based so it is enforced by means of blocking and monitoring certain websites for breaches of the act.
Doing so can result in a fine or imprisonment. How each Act protects each group Group Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989 Data Protection Act 1998 Computer Misuse Act 1990 The student-You and your web site Prolonged periods looking at computer screen. This may cause damage to the eye and the act advises ten minute breaks are taken every hour when using a computer Copying logos of websites which is forbidden by this act to protect the creator?s profits. Entering E-mail addresses on website which is breach of the act as offensive mail may be sent to the address unbeknown to the owner Due to the schools security system and policy this law was unable to be breached The adult in Business- Graham Coates and his business and web site Travelling down to Harrogate to conduct the survey. Although this may been seen as dangerous this was not in school time so this law had no affect. Using my uncle?s logo. I have put this in as an example when if fact I had full permission to use the logo. Entering my uncle?s information on to document. Again this is just an example I hade full permission to use the information. As I was working at home I didn?t break this law and had permission from the designer of the logos I used The person with special need-The use of ict to support a disability This task was conducted in C1 at school. In this room the chairs have missing wheels which may cause injury to the pupil if they where to sit down and fall of as a result of the faulty wheels. Using picture of the internet and other peoples WebPages. This is not aloud according to the act as the person who created the website has not given permission to the person to use the information. I used quotes and texts from websites. This is not allow because it is using other peoples work and using as your own although this is only breach if a prophet is being made from the use of the information Due to the schools security system and policy this law was unable to be breached The local community- The group who might use the Public information System This project was again conducted in school so the two above have the same answer as this. Using pictures of websites without permission. This is wrong because it is using someone else work without permission. On this project this rule was not broken Due to the schools security system and policy this law was unable to be breached not broken Effectiveness of legislation ======== Group Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1989 Data Protection Act 1998 Computer Misuse Act 1990 The student-You and your web site This had no impact as health and safety rules where not enforced. Some websites had copyright laws which denied accesses to the information and images on their web page An e-mail address was used on the website with out consent this is against the data protection act because a person looking at the website would be able to obtain the information without the person who owns the information knowing. This act will protect the website designed by stopping unauthorised information being removed/copied from the website The adult in Business- Graham Coates and his business and web site This law was very strict as it was conducted through work experience the was risk assessment and health and safety was a big issue This law will not effect my uncles business because he has not designed, programs or software that would need to be copyrighted This act will protect my uncles business, stopping people from being able to obtain information that is private for example account information This Act is very important in my uncle business because if his computer system was to be effected be a virus or a hacker his personal information would have been illegally obtained and he may no longer have access to his account information making it difficult to conduct his business The person with special need-The use of ict to support a disability Health and safety regulations would be very important to a person with a disability as depending on the seriousness on their illness they find it hard to protect their shelves from dangerous that non-disabled might be able to The copyright law would help to protect a disabled person in exactly the same way it would help a non-disabled person by protecting their products. The data protection act will help disabled people by keeping their disability a secret is they so desire as some employers may judge them if they have a disability like dyslexia or adhd even thought they are as capable as everyone else in doing the job This is an extremely important law for people like Steven Hawkins because if a virus or a hacker was to gain access to his wheel chair he would be unable to function as all his speech and movement is determined by an onboard computer built in to his wheel chair The local community- The group who might use the Public information System The health and safety act isn?t actually that relevant to this project. The copyright law would help the local community website be protecting the creators from people copying their work and making a prophet from their information. This act is fairly important to the public information system because personal information may be posted on this website for view for local residents only and a hacker could gain this information and use it for malicious purposes. This act would be important because if a hacker was able to gain access and change the information that was held on this website this may cause distress to people who relay on this website for local information.

Legislation and ICT 8.5 of 10 on the basis of 2614 Review.