Information Technology Acts Paper

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Information Technology Acts Paper
Sara Murphy
BIS/220 Introduction to Computer Application and Systems
June 6, 2014
Instructor V. Wade

Information Technology Acts Paper As technology continuously advances, basic human privacy diminishes. People input personal information on various websites and willingly give out identifiers to random people. Unfortunately, much of this information gets collected and sold, bringing on unwanted contact from solicitors. In turn, the government keeps creating new Acts to at least lessen the solicitation. Two such acts are the Do Not Call Implementation Act of 2003 and the Controlling the Assault of Non-solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Ac of 2003. Telemarketing is generally considered a nuisance, especially when the telemarketers call multiple times a day or become rude. In 2003, the Do Not Call Implementation Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The law was put in effect in order to give the people of the United States an opportunity to limit the amount of telemarketing calls they receive. According to Tauzin, some telemarketing practices can be intrusive, invasive of privacy, and can confuse consumers (2003). Tauzin also states that some telemarketers have been known to take advantage of confused consumers and commit fraud (2003). The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also reports over a one-thousand percent increase in unwanted telemarketing calls between 1998 and 2002 (Tauzin, 2003). With the employment of the Do Not Call Implementation Act, people are able to put their phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, thereby allowing them to avoid the majority of unwanted telemarketing calls. If one has an email, chances are their SPAM folder fills up fairly quickly, with not an idea of how so many sources got their email address. President Bush signed the Controlling the Assault of Non-solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act into effect in 2003. According to 15 U.S. Code & 7701 – Congressional findings and policy, Congress found that unsolicited emails account for more than half of all electronic mail sent, which was an estimated seven percent increase from 2001 (2003). Congress also found that much of the material contained vulgar or pornographic material. The SPAM also contains misleading information, which can be confusing for consumers. The implementation of the CAN-SPAM Act, however, is supposed to aid in lessening the amount of…