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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
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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.

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