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Managing Email Misuse At Work

Vicarious Liability, email retention

What is your business liability if an employee misuses your communications network by sending out email erroneously? How can you reduce the risks of being held responsible if an employee libels another in an email? This article look at the legal principle of vicarious liability in relation to email use.     In today’s world [...]

Data Protection Act 1998

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The UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) regulates the processing of information relating to living individuals. The Act aims to protect a person’s privacy and respect their personal rights in an age when technology makes it easier for organisations to share their information. The Data Protection Act 1998 (text) confers a right on the individual to have [...]

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

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The UK Coroners and Justice Act 2009 sets out offences for non-photographic visual depictions of child sex abuse displayed online. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 makes it illegal to own pornographic pictures depicting under-18s participating in sexual activities, or depictions of sexual activity in the presence of someone under 18. IT professionals need to be aware of [...]

Access to Health Records Act 1990

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The United Kingdom’s Access to Health Records Act 1998 (text) establishes a person’s right to have access to another’s health records. The Act provides the legal framework in which inaccurate records can be corrected. Managers handling health records in both the private and public sectors need to ensure that their computer systems can deal with access [...]