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David Smith comments on the Sony data breach

The ICO's David Smith discusses the £250000 fine imposed on Sony following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act in 2011 which compromised millions of...
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Data Protection Act 1998 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament which defines UK law on the processing of data on identifiable living people. It is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. Although the Act itself does not mention privacy, it was enacted to bring UK law into line with the EU data protection directive of 1995 which required Member States to protect people's fundamental rights and freedoms and in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. In practice it provides a way for individuals to control information about themselves. Most of the Act does not apply to domestic use,[1] for example keeping a personal address book. Anyone holding personal data for other purposes is legally obliged to comply with this Act, subject to some exemptions. The Act defines eight data protection principles. It also requires companies and individuals to keep personal information to themselves.


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BBC - GCSE Bitesize - The legal framework

BBC - GCSE Bitesize - The legal framework | Data Protection | Scoop.it
A GCSE revision and recap resource for ICT The legal framework.
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This page from BBC Bitesize also contains information on Copyright and the Computer Misuse Act

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Your firm and the Data Protection Act

Whether you need to register with the Information Commissioner, how to comply with the Act and danger areas (This law affects almost all businesses: a superb, practical guide to complying with data protection law:
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This is a guide written for businesses: look here for some real-life examples

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U.K. data watchdog warns on BYOD risks

U.K. data watchdog warns on BYOD risks | Data Protection | Scoop.it
Bringing your own device to work may be beneficial to the worker, but what about when personal citizen data gets loaded on to such devices? British authorities are firing off the warning flares.

 

The ICO this week published its latest guidance note [PDF] on some of the risks that employers face when allowing personal devices into the enterprise. While BYOD is on the rise in the U.K., employers must still remember that the Data Protection Act—which stems from a 1995 European directive—still applies to these devices.

 


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So you don't have to be a big business to be affected by the DPA!

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The ICO this week published its latest guidance note [PDF] on some of the risks that employers face when allowing personal devices into the enterprise. While BYOD is on the rise in the U.K., employers must still remember that the Data Protection Act—which stems from a 1995 European directive—still applies to these devices.

 

Check also:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/bring-your-own-device-advantages-dangers-and-risks/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

http://www.ico.gov.uk/news/latest_news/2013/~/media/documents/library/Data_Protection/Practical_application/ico_bring_your_own_device_byod_guidance.ashx