LO2 - Lesson 12 - Legislation

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LO2 - Lesson 12 - Legislation

  1. 1. Legislation Lesson 12
  2. 2. Lesson Goals  Know how the Data Protection Act governs data use  Understand issues of privacy and defamation  Be able to describe key legislative issues #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  3. 3. Data Protection Act What do you think this act helps to protect?
  4. 4. Data Protection Act  The data protection act is a piece of law which governs the protection of personal data in the UK.  The DPA was created in 1998 and has rules on what people can and can’t do with data. Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  Sensitive data includes:  Ethnic Background  Political Opinions  Religion  Health  Criminal Activity  Personal data stored may include:  Name  Address  Contact Info  Medical Details #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  5. 5. Data Protection Act Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  The DPA ensures companies make sure that your data is:  Accurate  Kept safe and secure  Used fairly and lawfully  Kept for no longer than necessary  Used for a limited and specifically purpose  Not transferred outside UK without protection  Used in adequate, relevant and non-excessive way #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  6. 6. Data Protection Act Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  You have a right to be able to:  See what data is being held about you  Change any data that is wrong  Refuse to have some data stored  Refuse to allow direct marketing  Complain to Data Protection Commission  Claim compensation for misuse of data  You rights don’t allow you to see data which may relate to the following:  National Security  Police Investigation  Exam Results #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  7. 7. What is privacy? Think about what the word actually means…
  8. 8. Privacy Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  Privacy is the right to be free from the CASE STUDY attention of other people. In 2004 Naomi Campbell won a court case against newspaper group Trinity Mirror.  Everyone has the right to a private life, They published photographs of her leaving a drug rehab clinic in 2001.  The Human Rights Act of 1998 is used The court awarded her £3500 and claimed there had been a breach of confidentiality. however, celebrities may find this hard to achieve. to prevent publication of stories about someone's private life. #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  9. 9. What is defamation? Think about where you’ve heard this term before…
  10. 10. Defamation CASE STUDY Comedian Frankie Boyle won £54,650 damages in 2012 from the Daily Mirror after an article described him as a racist. He claimed the Daily Mirror had misunderstood the context of his jokes used in the show to mock the attitude of racists. Boyle was also compensated for having to give up his job on Mock the Week. Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  Defamation is when someone has said something that would damage a good reputation.  Calling someone corrupt, dishonest, lazy, unfaithful or criminal in a media article could cause problems.  The Defamation Act of 2013 tries to balance the right to freedom of the press and protection of reputation. #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  11. 11. Defamation Act Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to cause serious harm to the reputation of the person claiming.  The following defences can be given in a claim against defamation:  Truth  Honest Opinion  Matter of Public Interest  Peer-Reviewed Academic Report  Reports Protected by Privilege #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  12. 12. Your Task Understand data protection act Describe privacy & defamation  Describe the Data Protection Act and explain the following:  What does it protect?  What data is sensitive?  What are you allowed to see?  What can’t you see?  Define the following terms:  Privacy  Defamation  Extension: Find news stories that link to privacy and defamation. #data #protection #act #privacy #defamation
  13. 13. Key Words  Data Protection Act  A piece of law that helps protect your personal data.  Privacy  Being free from the attention of other people.  Defamation  Someone saying something that would damage a good reputation.

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