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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th edition by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

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A16 COMPUTER SECURITY, ABUSE AND RELATED LAW

This section includes terms from legal aspects of computing and terms relating to the security and control of data in computer systems.

Modern society is very dependent on computer systems and the data they contain. This dependence provides opportunities for antisocial behaviour ranging from the annoying to the criminal. This section considers security measures and legislation that attempt to deal with computer abuse.

Computer abuse describes a wide range of behaviour, such as:

  • unfair use of personal data, for example cross-referencing that reveals new, unrelated and perhaps embarrassing information;
  • electronic vandalism where software or data is deliberately damaged, or where the operation of the ...

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