Implications of Technology (Environmental (Monitoring Earth and…
Implications of Technology
Computer Misuse Act (1990)
Illegal to break into someone's computer to steal, edit, delete data.
Recognition of new offences:
Unauthorised access with intent to commit/ facilitate a crime.
Unauthorised modification of computer material.
Making, supplying, obtaining anything which can be used in computer misuse offences.
Unauthorised access to computer material.
Ammended in 2014 to include a 10 year prison sentence for more serious crimes.
Data Protection Act (1998)
Appropriate security measures to be taken against unauthorised access.
Cannot be stored for longer than required.
Data stored must be adequate, relevant and not excessive for required purpose
Replaced with the DPA.
Procession of data legally and fairly, for only the specified reasons.
Personal data obtainment must be justified and legal.
Must be accurate and up to date.
Data cannot be transferred outside the EEA, unless adequate levels of data protection are followed.
General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR (2018)
You have the right to not be subject to an automated decision.
You have the right to obtain and re-use your personal data.
You have the right to restrict the processing of your data.
You have the right to be forgotten (unless it goes against the good of the public).
You have the right to request corrections to your data.
You have the right to access any data held about you, excl. exemptions.
You have the right to be informed about how the information collected about you is being used.
Sets out rules for handling other peoples' data.
Sensitive data has restrictions on its collection.
Exemptions from the GDPR:
Applied from 25th May 2018.
Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act (1988)
To protect the "Intellectual Property" rights of the creator. This means that the creator can decide how their work is copied, or even if it can be copied at all.
To allow people or companies creating media, to be paid for the effort they had to put into creating the work.
In the UK - 70 years after author's death is length of copyright.
Freedom of Information Act (2000)
Can request information from public bodies including:
Hospitals and other NHS
Educational institutions like schools
Police forces and prisons services
Exceptions include for National Security reasons.
Affecting the way of life
Living the ''old fashioned'' way
Monitoring Earth and inhabitants
Monitor ice caps
Flow of ocean currents
Growth of deserts
3% of global energy supply used
Need a lot of energy to run the machines
Hazardous to health
Contribution to greenhouse gases when mining
Transportation to and from
High daily electrical use due to handheld devices
Indirect greenhouse gas contribution
Energy monitoring displays
Low energy LEDs
Solar panel reduce National Grid use
Computer controlled systems control usage
Need to keep up with other countries
Concerned about economy
Concerned about environment
Abide the legislation
Care about sustainability
Who manages your posts?
Literacy - most of the internet includes text
Language - most of the internet is in English
Money - access isn't free