IT Regulatory Compliance in the UK

IT Regulatory Compliance in the UK

by Alan Calder
     
 

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In today’s computer-driven world, every modern business depends on its information technology. This means that IT systems have to be protected and regulated. If you run a company that is based in or has a presence in Britain, you need to be familiar with the UK laws and standards that relate to IT governance.

This pocket guide provides you with a concise

Overview

In today’s computer-driven world, every modern business depends on its information technology. This means that IT systems have to be protected and regulated. If you run a company that is based in or has a presence in Britain, you need to be familiar with the UK laws and standards that relate to IT governance.

This pocket guide provides you with a concise and accessible guide to the relevant UK legislation, including the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000. It explains the importance of keeping and preserving records, and outlines the type of records your organisation is obliged to retain. IT compliance represents a key challenge for information professionals.

By offering you a bird’s eye view of the IT compliance landscape, this pocket guide makes that challenge easier to overcome.

Benefits to business include:

  • Avoid breaches of criminal or civil law
    This pocket guide covers the key IT compliance issues for organisations operating in the UK.
  • Find out what is required of IT systems under the Combined Code
    The pocket guide summarises the requirements of the UK’s corporate governance regime in relation to information risk, referring both to the Combined Code and to the Turnbull Guidance.
  • Learn about the UK’s distance selling regulations
    This pocket guide discusses the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. These regulations cover unsolicited direct marketing activity by e-mail. The pocket guide also looks at distance selling regulations such as the Electronic Commerce Regulations (2002).
  • Understand the requirements of copyright law
    The pocket guide explains the implications of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 for your use of computer software, with particular reference to user licences. The guide also looks at how you can use steganography (digital watermarking) to protect your ownership of digital information.

This pocket guide includes coverage of key UK IT and information-related regulation, such as:

  • FSA Regulations
  • Basel2
  • MiFID
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990 (as updated in 2006)
  • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998
  • Electronic Communications Act 2000
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000
  • Human Rights Act 2000
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Safeguarding of organizational resources

Make sure your IT systems comply with the rules.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849281676
Publisher:
IT Governance Ltd
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
52
File size:
170 KB

Meet the Author

Alan Calder is the founder director of IT Governance Ltd. His long executive career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He writes, speaks and consults widely on IT governance, compliance and information security.


 


Alan is the author of "IT Governance - a Manager's Guide" and a founder director of IT Governance Ltd. Before that, he was CEO of Wide Learning, a supplier of e-learning, of Focus Central London and, before that, of Business Link London City Partners (BLLCP). He was also a member of the DTI's Information Age Competitiveness Working Group.


He was for many years a member of the DNV Certification Services Certification Committee, which certifies compliance with international standards including ISO27001/BS7799.


Alan works with a wide range of clients on IT governance and information security projects which include design, implementation and deployment of management systems and the development and writing of White Papers. He also speaks at seminars and presentations on IT governance, regulatory compliance and information security. Alan can be contacted onacalder@itgovernance.co.uk.


 

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