Define 'personal data'
Any information about a living individual that would identify them
Define 'data subject'
The person the data being stored is about
Define 'data user'
The person who needs access to the data for their job
Define 'data controller'
The person who applies for permission to collect and store data.
They decide what needs to be collected, what it is to be used for, and how it is to be used.
Define 'information commissioner'
The person who enforces the DPA 1998, and who organisations get permission from to collect personal data.
They make the general public aware of their rights under the act.
What 3 parts does the Computer Misuse Act cover?
- Unauthorised access to stored data, e.g. hacking
- Access of data with intent of further offences, e.g. blackmail or fraud
- Unauthorised altering of data, including installing viruses or malware
What is the purpose of the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988?
To allow an individual or organisation which has created original work the right to control its use
What is the main problem with the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988?
Most digital objects can be obtained illegally through pirating or streaming, which are hard to regulate
What does the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 allow various public bodies the right to do?