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Unit 4 – Business Communication
Task 3
Learning Objectives:
P5 explain the legal and ethical issues in relation to the use of business information
M2 analyse the legal and ethical issues in relation to the use of business information, using appropriate examples
You are writing sections for a staff handbook.
Legal issues P5Research into these acts and in one paragraph explain them in your own words:Data Protection Act 1998 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/legal/0dataprotectionactrev5.shtmlThe Computer Misuse Act 1990 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/legal/1dataandcomputermisuserev1.shtml Freedom of Information Act 2000 |

M2Give examples of how these acts can and have been used. You may find an appropriate news story.See the current stories sheet on share point |

Ethical issues http://www.tutor2u.net/business/strategy/business-ethics-introduction.html Define business ethics |

Write an example of ethical business behaviour |

Write an example of unethical business behaviour |

In October 2010, Wikileaks released 400 000 secret US documents through their Website, including secret US Military Logs about Afghanistan. Wikileaks obtained this information under the Freedom of Information Act. Was it ethical to release these documents?OR You may use any of the other articles listed.You must show analysis when explaining your decisions. |

In November 2008, an East London Council paid £13000 to Barbara Windsor to appear at a Staff Party. This Council covers Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived areas in the country. Was it ethical to pay this much to Barbara Windsor?You must show analysis when explaining your decisions. |

Can you think of another current news story about misuse of information? |

P5Write a set of rules which a business should abide by when handling business information. (To help with this,…...

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