Information Technology Paper

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Information Technology Acts Paper

Leisa Allender


January 14, 2013

Instructor Prasad

The world of information technology is forever advancing. Advances to information technology is an improvement to a mechanism used to store, manipulate, distribute, or create information. The Federal Government and Congress have laws to protect consumer rights. In 1991 the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush as public law 102-243. It amended the Communications Act of 1934. The Communication Act of 1934 created the Federal Communications Commission to regulate and oversee these industries. The Communication Act was put in place to regulate United States telephone, telegraph, television, and radio communications. It regulated assignment of frequencies, rates and fees, standards, competition, subscriber access and commercials. Through the advances of satellite, cable and various broadcasting companies there had to be amendments made to the law. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits telephone solicitations and the use of automated dialing systems, artificial, or pre-recorded voice messages. The technology that has allowed telephones to see and store numbers better know as caller identification, when calling another party has lead to an invasion of privacy. The ethical issue behind this new development has caused the addition of even more amendments to the laws and acts already in place. The law states that telemarketers must state their name, on whose behalf the call is being made and where person or entity can be contacted. If someone called you before caller identification was put in place you could not call back and say do not call me again. There are different rules for land lines verses cell phones. Twelve years after the Telephone Consumer Protection Act was implemented along came the Do Not Call Implementation Act of 2003. The high volume of concerns regarding unwanted, uninvited, unsolicited telemarketing calls, prompted this Do Not Call Implementation Act of 2003. There is a registry that is free