Legislation Research Report

This tankard is managed and updated by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand. Information Systems Information technology Security techniques Code of practice for Information security management The International Organization maintains this code of practice for Standardization, which establishes guidelines and general principles for initiating, implementing and improving information security management in an organization.

It is important to the success of any business or in this particular case, a conference.

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By following the Act, it retains staff and maximizes efficient productivity. Though these safety practices and equipment may be out of a business’s budget, the effect of not doing so may be more severe. In a business, it is essential to consider the responsibilities of health and safety in the oracle. (http://www. Business.

Gob. AU/Businesspeople/ Occupationalhealthandsafety/pages/default. SSP) Understanding the occupational health and safety laws will ensure that no problems arise for the employees, customers or the public. Costs and damages to your business may also be avoided. The OCHS covers the specific following: safe premises safe machinery and materials safe systems of work information, instruction, training and supervision a suitable working environment and facilities. In this particular case, these issues will need to be highly considered in a project such as a conference.

General duty of care for the public, students and staff Alcohol and drugs not to be involved Electricity safety issues Evacuation for the venue in case of an emergency First aid kit for minor injuries Hazardous substances on and around the venue Privacy Act 1988 – Federal legislation The Privacy Act deals with how and when personal information can be collected, how it should be used and disclosed including storage and security. (http:// www. Privacy. Gob. AU/materials/types/law/view/6892) It also allows individuals to access that information when needed.

The privacy act covers the following: Manner ND purpose of collection – information must be collected fairly and lawfully Collecting information directly from individuals Collecting information generally – relevance, up-to-date and complete Storage and security – to prevent loss and misuse Access and amendment Information use – keeping the information accurate, complete, relevant purpose Disclosure – disclosing personal information to someone else or a different agency In a case such as a conference, it is essential that the information in delivering the project is accurate, relevant and stored safely.

If any of these information are issued for the wrong purpose, it is a breach of the Privacy Act. Information regarding conference details, sponsorships, finances and advertising are all included in the Privacy Act to be protected. Copyright Act 1968 – Federal legislation form in which an idea or information has been expressed by the creator. These rights include the right to copy, publish, communicate and publicly perform the copyright material. There are legal protection for the copyright of one’s work; patents, trademarks and designs.

(http://www. Gag. Gob. AU/Copyright/Pages/ Hydrostatics. SSP) It protects the following however Copyright does not protect ideas or information as such but only the original expression of ideas or information: Works – original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works – must be made or first published in Australia Literary works – letters, emails, articles, novels, poetry, song lyrics, timetables, databases and computer programs – single words, slogans or titles not usually protected – may be in electronic or hard copy form Artistic works – paintings, photographs, sculptures, engravings, sketches, blueprints, drawings, plans, maps and buildings Work must be original – must be ‘original’ – can be a compilation of other works Copyright in subject-matter other than works – also protects sound recordings, films, radio, television broadcasts and published editions of works In delivering a specific project such as a conference, it is vital to consider the marketing department in this case.

To ensure that we do not breach the Copyright Act in advertising specifically, we need to carefully select the information and original works we use for marketing the conference. Concentrate will need to ensure that no students misuse the conference information from previous classes and that Bryce approves of it.

Advertising may include literary and other works such s recordings or broadcastings. Any breach of the Act may result in high consequences for students, staff, conference committee and the TAFT central. Ann-discrimination Act – Federal legislation The Anti-discrimination Act provides an important legislative framework on promoting equality within Australia. It deals with different grounds of discrimination in different ways; this includes age, sex, disability and race.

(http://www. Heroic. Gob. AU/ info_for_employers/law/index. HTML#summary) It covers the following federal and state laws: Federal laws Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986