In Tesco there are different laws and legislation to protect the information of the customers and employees. The set of law limit the possibility of dangerous use of business information. The legal issues that affect businesses are laws and policies that safe guard the customers and employees. Data protection Act 1998 The data protection act let the businesses to have control on the personal information that are used by the organisation, business and governments according to the law. Different organisation stores use business information about different people, everyone responsible for using data have to follow the rules names the data protection principles. They have to be sure that the information given to them are used fairly and lawfully, used only for purpose, data accurate and updated and data is kept in a limited amount of time. Tesco also need to be sure that the customer personal information are protected and safely secured with software like multiple firewalls. The data protection act protect people who can be identified by their information and data shared. These information can be bank details, home address, bills, health and others personal details. Even the information used for a club card registration and application forms, these information must be put securely on a database and cannot be published. But these information can be used by Tesco for marketing research like taking part in survey. Freedom information act 2000 create a public right to access to information by public authorises. Tesco hold some information accessed by the customer. Like for a fee of £10.00 they can see what type of history and incidents happened in store. They have to provide these information when is requested and keep them updated regularly in order to be accurate. Tesco have guilty for cyber-attack that made the loss of lot of customer private information which around 2000 accounts were targeted. The business have been under Investigation because of the problem in security. Freedom of Information Act 2000 The freedom of information make sure to delivery for disclosed information held by customer authority bodies. The act gives the customer the authority to request and access information that is held by the business. The act does have some exemption for examples, whether the cost of request for information exceeds the appropriate amount, or if the provider believes the withholding information will serve public interest; for instance a sexual offender may want record of criminal activity for job policies. Tesco comply with the act by letting the customer to access information that is held about them, and Tesco give customers the opportunity to write the Data protection officer, legal and affairs department. There is a fee of £10.00 this necessary in order for the individual to access their information. The computer Misuse Act 1990 The computer Misuse Act is a law that stop certain actions from using a computer. The act imposes criminality such as hacking computer, misusing software or helping someone to access into protected files on computer devices. There are 3 categories of infringement: Illegal access to computer material Illegal access of computer material with the intention to commit other offense Illegal modification of computer material The act unsure that these type of crime are legally punished. There can be from 6 months to 5 years prison sentence. Tesco organisational policies deportment mentions employee’s actions obedience with the law. Human right act 1998 The human right act is law that rules people, which mean you can defend you right in the UK courts and the public organisation like police, local council, and government need be equal for everyone, with fairness, dignity and respect. Privacy act 1974 The privacy act was made in answer to concerns about how electronic data can impact person’s rights. The act protects by making business’s records on an individual. Then it is required government agencies to follow the specific values named ‘far information practice when meeting personal data. Ethical issues concerning business Tesco have to consider the code of practice that exists in the organisation is moral principal in relation to acceptable and unacceptable behaviour by business? Email – Tesco send 100 of business related email a day. Employees may think their email are private, but the company system monitor them. When the employees use the company email, they are representing the Tesco Company and they cannot use inappropriate use of language because it will reflect negatively on the company. Because of it the email can be used only as a remainder to deliver and sent important information. Do’s: Memo for short and to the point Remainder to pass important information of meeting and dates Give information to a large group of people Don’ts: Send or attach large piece of information Save information or long time use Spam or use to cyberbully Internet – Tesco has a code of practise relating to internet usage. Employee have specific instruction for what they can use and cannot use on the internet. The business is going to set guidelines that an employee have to follow and if they do not follow it they can be fired. Whistle blowing – The word ‘whistle blower’ come from an employee raising concerns internally in a business about wrongly conducted practices, usually about big concerns about fraud, and other criminal activities that may put risk towards employees, customers and shareholders. Tesco provide a dedicated hotline that is confidential and anonymous and deals with concerns regarding fake activities including accounting and auditing actions by employees or company. Organisational policies – Tesco have organisational policies designed to influence and determined all large actions and decision and the business takes, as well ensuring that their business practices are more ethical for the use and management of business information. Information ownership – In business the ownership of information is regarded by Tesco has highly important. Any information created by an individual then you are the owner of the information and it is your duty to protect and safeguard the work.