Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Business Information Essay

2184 Words Mar 12th, 2015 9 Pages
Legal and Ethical Issues Relating to Business Information

Introduction
I this task I’m going to explain the legal and ethical issues in relation to the use of businesses information and also I’m going to explain operational issues as well in the last park of the task i going to analyse the legal ethical and operational issues using appropriate examples .

Most people do not feel safe in putting or giving their personal details on different social networks like Facebook and Twitter and another organization who uses the personal detail from the people or customers , the reason being of many hackers invading other people's privacy this also can happen with many businesses as well such as Tesco ,Asda e.g. if they do not have a security
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There are some exemptions for this Act. E.g. if the cost of a request for information exceeds the appropriate limit, the public authority may decide whether a greater public interest is being served by denying a request or supplying the information.

Computer Misuse Act 1990 is also a legal issue used for business information.

This is a law in the UK that legislates against certain activities using computers, such as hacking into other people's systems, misusing software or helping a person to gain access to protected files on someone else's computer. It is split into 3 sections and makes illegal:

✓ Unauthorised access to computer material ✓ Unauthorised access to computer systems with intent to commit another offence ✓ Unauthorised modification of computer material

Ethical Issues

Business ethics are moral principles concerning acceptable and unacceptable behavior by businesses. Codes of practice exist in organisations to maintain business ethics on:

✓ Use of email ✓ Internet ✓ Whistle-blowing ✓ Organisational policies ✓ Information ownership ✓ Picture

Use of email

Many organisations today have a code of practice on the correct use of email.

Internet

Many companies also have a code of practice on the use of the internet and what their employees can and cannot use the internet for. There are also codes of practice which govern selling on the internet, which many businesses adhere to.

Whistle-blowing