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  • 1. 

    What is the Data Protection Act (1998) and why was it created?

    • A.

      The Data Protection Act was created to protect your pets.

    • B.

      The Data Protection Act was created to give protection and lay down the rules about how personal data can be used.

    • C.

      The Data protection Act was created to have everyones personal information.

    Correct Answer
    B. The Data Protection Act was created to give protection and lay down the rules about how personal data can be used.
    Explanation
    The Data Protection Act (1998) was created to give protection and establish regulations regarding the use of personal data. It aims to safeguard individuals' privacy and ensure that their personal information is handled responsibly and securely. The act outlines principles for the collection, processing, and storage of personal data, as well as individuals' rights to access and control their own data. It also sets penalties for organizations that fail to comply with the regulations. The act was implemented to address concerns about the misuse and unauthorized access to personal information, providing individuals with greater control and transparency over their data.

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  • 2. 

    Data Protection Act: What rights do we have?

    • A.

      To be supplied with the data held about us and to change any incorrect data

    • B.

      To prevent data being used about us if it will cause distress

    • C.

      To stop data being used in attempts to sell us something

    • D.

      To use the law to gain compensation

    • E.

      All of the above?

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the question asks about the rights we have under the Data Protection Act. The options listed - being supplied with data, changing incorrect data, preventing data use causing distress, stopping data use for marketing, and using the law for compensation - all align with the rights granted under the Data Protection Act. Therefore, the correct answer is that we have all of these rights.

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  • 3. 

     Are there any exemptions to the Data Protection Act?

    • A.

      No

    • B.

      Yes

    • C.

      Maybe

    • D.

      National Security Police The taxman Domestic purposes

    • E.

      Your neighbour The postman Your dog.

    Correct Answer
    D. National Security Police The taxman Domestic purposes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "National Security, Police, The taxman, Domestic purposes". The Data Protection Act does provide exemptions for certain entities and purposes. National security and law enforcement agencies such as the police are exempted to ensure the protection of the country and its citizens. The taxman, referring to tax authorities, may also have access to personal data for taxation purposes. Additionally, the Act allows for the processing of personal data for domestic purposes, such as keeping a record of personal contacts or addresses.

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  • 4. 

    Computer Misuse Act, what is it and why was it created?

    • A.

      The Computer Misuse Act (1990) is a school for people who misuse computers or laptops.

    • B.

      The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to create viruses.

    • C.

      The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to cope with the problems of computer hackers and viruses.

    • D.

      The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to stop the misuse of computers in schools, colleges and university's.

    • E.

      The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to help the computers in need.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to cope with the problems of computer hackers and viruses.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Computer Misuse Act (1990) was developed to cope with the problems of computer hackers and viruses." The act was created to establish legal measures and penalties for unauthorized access to computer systems, hacking, and the spread of malicious software. It aims to protect computer systems and networks from unauthorized access, damage, and disruption caused by individuals or groups with malicious intent.

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  • 5. 

    Copyright Design and Patents Act, why was it introduced?

    • A.

      It was introduced to protect people who have created original pieces of work.

    • B.

      It was introduced to protect you from mass murderers.

    • C.

      It was introduced to allow you to copy great pieces of work.

    Correct Answer
    A. It was introduced to protect people who have created original pieces of work.
    Explanation
    The Copyright Design and Patents Act was introduced to protect people who have created original pieces of work. This act grants creators exclusive rights over their work, preventing others from copying or reproducing it without permission. It aims to incentivize creativity by providing legal protection and ensuring that creators can benefit from their creations. By granting copyright protection, the act helps to foster innovation and creativity in various fields such as literature, music, art, and technology.

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  • 6. 

    What does copyright design and patents act protect?

    • A.

      The Act protects a wide range of work… written and computer based Including: Copying Software;

    • B.

      The Act protects a wide range of work… written and computer based Including: Copying text from web pages.

    • C.

      The Act protects a wide range of work… written and computer based Including: Copying images or photographs from the Web;

    • D.

      The Act protects a wide range of work… written and computer based Including: Copying or Downloading music;

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    The Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act protects a wide range of work including copying software, copying text from web pages, copying images or photographs from the web, and copying or downloading music. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 7. 

    What health risks and problems are there from working with computers?

    • A.

      There should be no trailing wires.

    • B.

      Food and drink should not be placed near a machine.

    • C.

      Electrical sockets must not be overloaded. Adequate space around the machine.

    • D.

      All electrical equipment must be tested for safety at regular intervals.

    • E.

      All Of The Above

    Correct Answer
    E. All Of The Above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All Of The Above" because all of the mentioned statements are valid precautions to minimize health risks and problems while working with computers. Trailing wires can cause tripping hazards. Placing food and drink near a machine can lead to spills and damage. Overloading electrical sockets can cause electrical hazards. Adequate space around the machine is necessary for proper ventilation. Regular testing of electrical equipment ensures safety.

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