The data protection act was introduced in the UK in 1984. It gives rights to data subjects (i.e. people who have data

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The data protection act was introduced in the UK in 1984. It gives rights to data subjects (i.e. people who have data about them stored on computer systems). The act was updated in 1998 to take the increasing use of computers, and changes in European Union law, into account.

The 8 principles of the data protection act are:

1. Data must not be processed unless there is a specific lawful reason to do so.

2. Data must only be obtained and then used for a specified purposes.

3. Data should be adequate, relevant, and not excessive for the specified use.

4. Data must be accurate and where relevant, kept up to date.

5. Data should not be kept longer
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People try to stop viruses with a thing called “firewall” to protect their CD-ROM and personalised data stored on their computer. Firewall is effective but sometime the viruses leak through which is why a thing called “real-time” can stop this incident and quarantine the virus to its original location.

2. It is essential to protect your documents and records, the reason being for this is that: if access is gained to your personal records and documents then it can be gathered by the wrong people. These people mainly belong to a company of computer-based productivity, these people are very knowledgeable of computers and most of the hackers are related to this topic. These people can use details that could be used to gain money, possible is by hacking into innocent peoples computers, gaining access to personal information, and then use it to their advantage by using complicated equations and superior computer knowledge, make false claims on the particular person who is a victim of this particular situation, or even make the victim end up having a county court judgment. The way these people make this.

3. Copyright is a serious issue with computers. Computers can be used to make illegal fraud copies of a mass produced media-based product. Things like CD’s DVD’s and pc games are the main things that are used for copyright. This means

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