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Information Technology Acts

Loretta Lucero

BIS 220


May 28, 2014

Jean Goodman

Information Technology Acts

With every advancement in technology, there is a need for laws or acts that must address the moral or ethical issues that it creates.  These acts or laws are enacted to protect the consumer from fraudulent or unethical practices.

The Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000 is one such law.  It was established to allow public schools and libraries to put in filters on computers that school age children ad access to and to protect them from detrimental subject matter found while surfing the internet.

This was enacted in 2000, by President Bill Clinton, because of growing concern of the use of the internet for research and review purposes by children. With this Act, children were to be protected from pornography or other graphic adult content or language, while performing research on the school computers.  In 2003, the Supreme Court ruled in United States vs. American Library Association, that public libraries could also install filters on their computers that children had access to.

The Do Not Call Implementation Act of 2003 was enacted on June 23, 2003 and enforcement began on October 1st of that year.  It was signed into law by President George W. Bush.  It assisted in the compliance of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.

The No Not Call Implementation Act was to protect consumers from unsolicited phone calls from telemarketers.  This applied to any campaign, program or plan that sells goods or offers to provide goods or services through phone calls.  This includes third-parties sellers and sellers who provide services or goods in exchange of payment.  However, there are exceptions from this act. It does not cover calls made by political organizations, telephone surveyors or charities.  Primary creditors or collection agencies are also exempted and/or the consumer has established a business relationship with the telemarketer or seller.


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