Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will explore why our data is valuable to others and why it is important to keep it safe. We will look at what data companies, such as social media platforms, collect about us and what they use it for. We will also look at how the law tries to keep our data safe.


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5 Questions

When data has been processed and is meaningful, which of these has it become?
Identifiable data
Correct answer: Information
Processed data
Profiled data
Is the following data or information: "Sophie got 38 out of 40 on her English test"
Correct answer: Information
Why might a company collect information about you to form a profile? (Which two of the following apply?)
Correct answer: So that they can recommend products to you based on previous products you have purchased or viewed
So that they can sell the information onto cybercriminals without your permission
Correct answer: So that they can sell the information to marketing companies
What is the purpose of the Data Protection Act?
To act as a deterrent to cybercriminals who try to steal data on people
To prevent cybercriminals from spreading a virus
To protect an organisation from hackers
Correct answer: To require organisations that store data on people to use it responsibility and keep it safe
One of your rights under the Data Protection Act is to have your data deleted. Do you have the right to ask a your school to delete all of the information it stores on you?
Correct answer: Yes