Tech Acts Paper
Amanda R. Thomas
Information Technology Acts Paper
There are so many advances in technology now a days and it is only going to keep growing. The result of having so many advances is that things get overlooked and it causes ethical issues such as privacy, property and ease of access to personal and private information. The Fair Credit Reporting act of 1970 as well as The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 are good examples of why we need to constantly build onto the acts and not just leave them where they are or were.
The Fair Credit Reporting Act of 1970 controls the amount of personal information someone can get from you. It was targeted toward banks and consumer …show more content…
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 was implemented so that it was protecting the rights of the people getting called and also allowing businesses to use telemarketing effectively. There were laws put into place for the telemarketers and each person telemarketing needed to be fully trained, and understand perfectly what they needed to do when calling someone. The first rule was they couldn't call before 8:00 am or after 9:00 pm local time. They needed to state their name and what company they were working for and on whose behalf they were calling for. The consumers (being us) had the right to be put on a list of numbers along with others who wished never to be contacted by this company again. Then came the "DO NOT CALL LIST" they had to keep this list for up to 10 years and it was not to be sold to other telemarketers and had to have the consent of the caller to be able to share any information. The ethical issue behind this is they still do call you, you can be on a no call list but I will get the same calls from the same company over and over again. Also with technology growing most people now a days have more than one phone and if you want to be put on the no call list it is just the number you were calling off of not the other 3 numbers you may have. Most people don't know this but calling over and over again could lead to