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The Data Protection Act 1984 and 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Data Protection Act

 

 

 

Welcome to this lesson on the topic of protecting personal data.

Picture of a legal parchment

This e-learning facility is designed for the AQA AS Level ICT syllabus for 2004.

 

 

 

 

To focus your learning, here is what the exam board expect you to recall:

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the nature, purpose and provisions of the current data protection legislation

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the type of data covered and various exemptions from the legislation

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the definitions of processing and consent to process

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the rights of individuals under the legislation

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the role of the Commissioner in encouraging good practice, acting as Ombudsman and enforcing legislation

Also you need to be able to 

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explain how the requirements of the legislation impact on data collection and use

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describe the obligations of data users and legal responsibilities of data controllers under the legislation

For nearer to exam time there is a revision link on the left.

Don't worry if this all seems a bit unfathomable at the moment. Now is your chance to find out all about it .

Make a start now, follow the link to the Data Protection Act itself to take a peek at how the law looks in all its glory. Don't read it all, just have a look at the style and a little of the content.

 

 

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