Data Protection Act

Data Protection Act

  • Submitted By: dfoxhall
  • Date Submitted: 11/19/2009 2:25 AM
  • Category: Technology
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The meaning of hacking is somebody with unauthorised access to data that is held on a computer system. Hacking is an extremely difficult job, and usually it is found by accident.
Staff of the company takes out hacking normally, where they have acquired/stolen, passwords, and user id. The ability of some hackers to carry out hacking can cause a lot of problems to the Operating System, like ‘theft of data,’ ‘Viruses,’ and ‘Logic Bombs.’

Theft Of Data

Data can be stolen by hackers simply entering an Operating System/Application, which they don’t have legal rights to, and, stealing a computer software/hardware which has data stored on it.


Viruses are basically developed to create havoc within a computer system. The first virus was found in the year 1987, at The University Of Delaware. In ten years of virus from 1987 to 1997 over 9000 viruses have been found out. And it is still climbing, rapidly. Usually viruses walk from systems to other systems by ‘infected’ programs on disks. A virus carry’s out catastrophic proceedings like

Privacy And Data Protection

All of us have a right to privacy. It’s a fundamental human right and something that all of us misuses. For instance the last thing that anybody wouldn’t like is that to see their medical records and bank statements are to be freely distributed, even people don’t like their own names to displayed on the ‘Internet.’
Therefore introduced in most countries across the world certain laws have been created for example, the law that we have in the UK is called ‘The data Protection Act.’

History Of ‘The Data Protection Act’

On 12th July 1984 ‘The Data Protection Act’ was great boost for the British public because of the quick develop of computerization to the world. Therefore the British public was happy to see that his or her personal information like financial details was under control, and that it was all safe, so that anybody cannot see it. ‘The Data Protection Act’ was...

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