Unit 4 assignment 3- Issues and Constraints of Business Information
Legal and ethical issues: A legal issue is when a business or person within that business with go against the laws and legislations and break them for personal or business use. Ethical issues are defined rather more narrowly, as situations in which, on moral grounds, persons ought both to do and not to do something. Such a definition implies that issues of conflict and choice are central to moral dilemmas.
Computer misuse act: The Computer Misuse Act is designed to protect computer users against wilful attacks and theft of information. Offences under the act include hacking, unauthorised access to computer systems and purposefully spreading malicious and damaging software (malware), such as viruses.
Data protection act: The data protection act or DPA is a law that has been put into place to protect all personal data that may be stored on computers or in an organised paper filing system. This is a law that must be followed and is under strict rules and guidelines to follow and if they are not a person whom data was taken or hacked into is liable to sue the person or company who took the personal data without permission.
Freedom of information act: Freedom of information act 2000 Information you are entitled to see that is related or involving you from any organisation or business within the UK that is being held by the public authorities. Meaning any information that other people, business, organisations have that involves you in some shape or form your entitlement to see by law, if this is then refused they are breaching the freedom of information act and can be sued.
How M&S complies with legislation: “Together we have a responsibility to maintain a healthy and secure workplace. The Company has a responsibility under legislation to protect the health, safety and welfare of all colleagues, customers and contractors on our premises. You have a responsibility to comply with safety rules and...