Acts

Computer Misuse Act, Data Protection Act & Copyright Act

THE COPYRIGHT DESIGNS AND PATENTS ACT

The Copyright Designs and Patents Act is made to protect the works of people such as film and music creators from people who would copy and use their work without credit. The Act made it illegal to use other peoples media without their permission.


THE COMPUTER MISUSE ACT

The Computer Misuse Act makes it illegal to hack others' computers, spread viruses or access other peoples data on computers without the permission of the data's owner.


THE DATA PROTECTION ACT

The Data Protection Act is designed to protect those who have data about themselves held by companies. The Data Protection Act created 7 rights for those who have data held about themselves, however this is not true in the case of national security.


Source: BBC Bitesize