January 10, 2013
Information and Technology Acts
There are many constant changes in information technology that have resulted in in serious ethical issues making it necessary for Congress to create certain acts. In this essay two very important acts in today’s society will be discussed. These two acts have to do with the protection of children under the age of 13 from the Internet content not age appropriate. The two acts discussed in this paper are the Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000, and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.
Children’s Internet Protection Act of 2000
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to establish the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The CIPA is a federal law passed by Congress to get rid of the offensive content over the Internet. CIPA forces public and private schools along with public libraries to place filters on their computers to stop minors from accessing sites that are not age appropriate. The CIPA was passed and set in place December 2000 with the main purpose of protecting children from child pornography and other dangerous Internet sites. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998
According to the Federal Trade commission (FTC) The children’s Internet protection act of 1998 (COPPA) is an act that makes it a requirement for Internet sites to have parental consent before requesting or receiving personal information from a minor child. Personal information is considered first and last name, home address, e-mail,