Welcome to this lesson on the topic of protecting
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:
the nature, purpose and provisions of
the current data protection legislation
the type of data covered and various
exemptions from the legislation
the definitions of processing and
consent to process
the rights of individuals under the
the role of the Commissioner in
encouraging good practice, acting as Ombudsman and enforcing
Also you need to be able to
explain how the requirements of the
legislation impact on data collection and use
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.