IT law

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Many countries have created legislation or have passed laws about the use of computers and data.

Scope[change | change source]

These laws are usually concerned

Legislation and laws in various countries[change | change source]

Australia[change | change source]

  • Privacy Act 1988 - concerns data about people
  • Copyright Act 1968
  • Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000

Canada[change | change source]

  • Criminal Code of Canada

Germany[change | change source]

  • Bundesdatenschutzgesetz BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act) - concerns data about people
  • 202(c) - anti hacking legislation

United States[change | change source]

  • FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) - describes how government organisations should handle data about people
  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) - describes how financial organisations should handle data about people
  • HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) - describes how medical insurance organisations should handle data about people
  • Data Security Act 2007
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998
  • USA PATRIOT Act 2002
  • Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

United Kingdom[change | change source]