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TermAcronymDefinition
Act of Parliament Also known as legislation or a statute, an Act of Parliament is a written law passed by both Houses of Parliament (the Commons and the Lords), eg the Data Protection Act 1998.
Administrative Law The branch of law that governs public bodies (including NHS bodies) in the exercise of their functions.
Airwave Radio wave used in radio and television broadcasting.
Anti-virus Anti-virus software is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses.
Asset Register A list of property owned by the organisation.
Audit An official inspection, or evaluation, eg that the organisation’s processes are being complied with.
Authentication Ensuring that the identity of a subject or resource is the one claimed.
Availability Ensuring that information is accessible and usable upon demand by authorised users.