Show MoreDATA PROTECTION- what is this act? What it is for?
Controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. It also imposes restriction on the transfer of data, also like placing the materials on the web.
Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called data protection principles, they must make sure the information is: * used fairly and lawfully * used for limited, specifically stated purposes * used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive * accurate * kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary * handled according to people’s data protection rights * kept safe and secure * not transferred outside the UK without adequate…show more content…
8. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
* focus on security- in terms of mobile technology, discuss security measures * to protect smartphones- keep it safe, be aware of it, do not leave unsecure
Logical security- use a strong screen lock- create a strong password that contains a string of at least 8 characters- letters, numbers, special characters. The advantages of this is that password protection comes with another safeguard- after several unsuccessful tries to enter a passcode, some phone will automatically erase all of your personal data.
Use find my phone app- install a special free app. For the app to be useful, the phone must be turned on and have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection. Location tracking GPS must be enabled in order to find the phone on the map.
Back-up your data- operating systems usually offer free over-the-air back-up for data. Sources mostly used are: Apple’s iCloud, Android’s Google+, or Microsoft’s OneDrive. When uploading secure data, need to be aware of security as these information can be hacked.
Record your phone’s unique ID number- each phone have a unique serial
Essay on Data Protection Act
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Data Protection Act
Any organisation that holds or processes personal information must be registered to the Data Protection Act. The Data protection Act means that a company holding personal information cannot pass on personal details and the data must be kept secure. There are 8 principles that state that data must be obtained and used lawfully. Ways of protecting information:
* Lock the room
* ID cards
* Back ups
* Secure computer
* Anti virus software
The only companies that do not have to comply with the Data Protection Act is police, tax office and National security agencies.
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Card Based Systems:
A card based catalogue is a handwritten card system where data is written and stored on cards in files in alphabetical order about books and information in the library.
This is a good and efficient system because it is easy to use and very cheap but anyone can use it and you need no training. This system does have problems including the loss of information and mistakes that can occur. Even though anyone can use it only one person can use it at a time and to search for information on a book takes longer and harder.
Paper based sources:
* Encyclopaedia ~ arranged by topics in alphabetical order
* Dictionaries ~ show spellings and their definitions in alphabetical order
* Newspaper & magazines ~ daily, up to date
* Yellow pages ~ used to find suppliers and other businesses which are arranged by type e.g. all TV repair companies together.
Transferring the information can be done by scanning into a computer, E-mail or photocopy.
Dewey Decimal System:
A system which uses numbers to arrange all books on similar subjects together. Each category has a number in the hundred's to start and as each category is split into different