Why was the first Data Protection Act introduced in the UK?
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Why was the Data Protection Act updated in 1998?
So, which of these do you now think break the law?
|You are about to test your software, so decide to enter a bunch of names and addresses taken from the phone book.|
|You keep names and addresses of business contacts in a computerised database.|
|You keep information about people on index cards, and use that to target your sales pitches.|
Computer Aided Assessment Centre (2000) "Implications of the Data Protection
Act for CBA", Testing Times. http://www.caacentre.ac.uk/dldocs/NEWSLETTER2.pdf visited 11 February 2005
Classe, A (1999) "Protection racket", Computer Weekly, 10 June 1999
Edge Hill (1999) Data Protection Act Guidelines, http://www.ehuc.ac.uk/about/data/data.htm
HMSO (1998) The Data Protection Act 1998 visited 11 February 2005
Laudon, K C & Laudon, J P (1998) Management Information Systems, Prentice Hall, NJ
McLuhan, R (1999) "Are you protected?", Computer Weekly, 22 April 1999
Phillips, T (1999) "A question of privacy", Computing, 8 July 1999
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