UNIT 203 Work in a Business Environment K

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UNIT 203 Work in a Business Environment Knowledge & Understanding 1.1 Describe what is meant by diversity and why it should be valued. Diversity means different individuals valuing each other regardless of intellect, age, disability race or religion. Diversity should be respected and valued because everyone is different and can offer an alternative perspective. Everyone should be treated equally because everyone has something to offer and everyone has a strong factor/skill that they can contribute to the company. They enrich a society because they allow people to experience different thinking processes, to see that there is more than one way of approaching issues or living one 's life. Diversity brings other points of view…show more content…
Confidentiality and information security are the key aspects for an organisation. So an organisation must make sure that it preserves these along with integrity. Any information even if it is a little one, if lost can lead to the non-existence of the organisation. The requirements for security and confidentiality are: • All information has to be original and true, and should be free from any errors. • An organisation has to be ready at all times to give access to the systems that store, process and deliver information to the right people at the right time. All companies have and should have their own policies and procedures regarding security and confidentiality. All employees must abide by these policies and procedures. The Data Protection Act, Human Rights Act and Consumer Rights Acts cover these areas. 2.3 Describe the legal requirements for security and confidentiality, as required The legal requirement in relation to security and confidentiality are described by in the Data Protection Act 1998 and says that anyone who records information about individuals is classed as a data processor under the Act and is required by law to process the data fairly and lawfully. The Act prevents the unauthorised use of data and so protects the privacy of individuals. The Act also says never to disclose information that my organisation holds about individuals. The Act also allows individuals the right to know what information
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