Information Technology Acts Paper

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Information Technology Acts Paper This paper will review the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 and discuss the information technology advances that resulted in ethical issues ensuring the creation of the act. This paper will also review the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and discuss the information technology advances that resulted in ethical issues causing the creation of the Video Privacy Protection Act. Children’s Internet Protection Act Children’s Internet Protection Act was enacted in 2000 by congress as a result of information technology advances that allowed minors to access material over the internet that is not appropriate. Congress thought of this as unethical and passed the law and required schools and educational institutions to have Internet safety measures in place to prevent minors from accessing the material. According to “Federal Communications Commision” (2009), “schools and libraries must certify that they have internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection must block internet access to pictures that are : (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors”. Information technology advances was the reason that allowed the opportunity for minors to view unethical content on internet that forced law makers to come up with the Children’s Internet Protection Act as a safety measure. Video Privacy Protection Act Video Privacy Protection Act was enacted as a result of advances in information technology to protect customers from disclosure of personally identifiable information. It is not ethical to record, track, and disclose video rental history to other parties and as a result the law was enacted to prevent vendors from disclosing personally identifiable information without the consent of the customers. The law was amended in 2011 backed by Netflix, which amended the consent provision

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