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The use of Business information ‘issues and constraints’
Handbook
The use of Business information ‘issues and constraints’
Handbook

Contents Legal issues in relation to the use of information --- 3 Ethical issues in relation to the use of information --- 5
Operational issues in relation to the use of information --- 8

Legal issues in relation to the use of information

As a big organization there various types of information pass through our company on daily basis, however there are three main legislations that are on place to protect the use of business information, which are: * Data protection 1998 * The Freedom of information Act 2000 * The Computer misuse Act 1990
Data Protect Act 1998 protects the information held about people whether they are employees or the customers from being misused by our organisation which hold the information. For example our organisation has to make sure in order to comply with the Data Protect Act by ensuring the information we stored in our database is: * Gathered fairly and lawfully (for example when our customers are applying our club card rewarding scheme they are all given the same application form to fill to make sure there is not any bias involved in the process). * Used only for the purpose we stated during the collection, for example when our customers are applying the Tesco’s club card we stated we will keep their details safe and only use the information for getting in touch with them, therefore we shouldn’t use their information for any other purpose. * Adequate, relevant, not excessive in relation to the intended use, for example our Tesco club card application form to the customers shouldn’t include any irrelevant questions e.g. asking...

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