Access to Information Act

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  • Privacy In Demand Essay

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    don’t generally want intimate information to be accessible to the public eye. In fact many people go to great lengths to hide everything about themselves. What exactly is the definition of privacy? Well, privacy is the expectation that confidential personal information disclosed in a private place will not be disclosed to third parties, when that disclosure would cause either embarassment or emotional distress to a person of reasonable sensitivities. This information includes facts, images (ex: photographs

  • Why Is Freedom Of Information Act 1982 Important

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    IMPORTANCE OF THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER TO THE EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION Introduction The freedom of information legislation Act of 1982 provides individuals and institutions with the right to access documents from the Australian Government ministers and agencies. The documents referred to include any electronically stored information, maps, drawings, photographs, written papers or any material with writings, signs or symbols on them. It also includes sounds

  • The Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000

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    The Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Introduction ============ For my module computing I have to find research and produce detailed report on freedom of information and the need for security. The information commissioner’s office enforces and oversees the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I need to read and understand knowledge respecting private lives of individuals and encourage the openness and accountability of public authorities

  • The United States Healthcare System

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    system, as well as, several external factors that assert some pressure on the healthcare delivery system. In this discussion, we will focus on access to health care, as one of the characteristics, and information technology as the external force. I will then review what effect the Affordable Care Act of 2010 had on these issues. Access to Healthcare Access to healthcare in the United States is dependent on having some means to finance the services. Usually this is accomplished through the use of

  • Ethical Dilemmas Of Police Officers

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    basis is with regard to obtaining and or using confidential information. This is the most sensitive ethical issue that has faced the police force over the past decade. The advent of digital information communication technology has a huge potential of enhancing policing activities. However, most of the information that has the ability to enhance policing is mostly held confidentially. Following the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization act, police were given the authority to request data on when

  • Data Protection Act

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    protection act 1998 • Access to personal files act 1987 • Access to medical records act 1990 The following have to follow legislation mentioned above: • Nurseries-private/government based/child minders/nannies • Hospitals-private/government funded • Schools-private/government funded • Doctor surgeries

  • Regulations And Standards Of The Sarbanes Oxley Act

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    required to meet the standards regulated by the government to avoid mismanagement of sensitive information. These regulations are solely purposed to mandate financial institutions to protect confidentiality, availability and integrity of individuals, information systems and processes. Some of the applicable regulations and standards are elaborated below: 1. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act “The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is legislation passed by the U.S. Congress to protect shareholders and the general public

  • Computer Access and Information Storage

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    Executive Summary Computer access and information storage has drastically evolved with the increase of computer usage and internet access across a wide range of areas including homes, businesses, schools and government departments. These changes make requirements for more specific laws to regulate the use of computers and storage of data as well as new forensic techniques and tools to investigate such offences. Following this, computer forensic investigators are becoming a necessity for lawyers and

  • The Word ' Hacking '

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    Nothing has been abused as much as the word ‘secularism’ in modern day Indian politics. Similar is the case with the word ‘hacking’ which has been excessively used and abused in the information technology lexicon. It’s quite interesting to note the etymology of the word ‘hacking’. In its original technological sense, the word ‘hacker’, coined at MIT in the 1960s, simply connoted a computer virtuoso. Note the sharp contrast between its original meaning and the general public opinion of the word ‘hacking’

  • Computer Misuse Act 1990

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    Misuse Act 1990 The computer misuse act was created to make it an offence to access a computer that someone is not entitled to use. Offences that are covered by the act include hacking, accessing computers without the authority to do so and purposefully installing malware. The act makes it illegal to access or to attempt to access a computer system without the correct authorisation and If the hacker tries to get into the system but is unsuccessful they can be taken to court for this. The act introduced

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