Technology Acts Paper

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Technology Acts Paper
Mary Phillips
BIS/220
April 2, 2012
Jacqueline Sirota

Technology Acts Paper
My technology acts paper will be on the Children’s Internet Protection Act, 2000 and on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), 1998. Congress has done its part to protect our children with strict laws by enacting some changes in the way our children view the internet and how our children
With the many changes in technology congress has to come up with new ethical issues that they have to create certain acts to protect our children. The government came up with the Children Internet Protection Act, 2001. Children are around computers most of the time. Computers are becoming part of our lives not only for grownups but for
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Schools and libraries are to place content filters on their computers or systems to block and or keep minors from seeing content that is defined as obscene. This would keep minors from getting to inappropriate sites. The Children’s Internet Protection Act’s purpose is the safety of our children, to protect them from bad contents that could result from surfing the internet.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is also to safeguard our children from the internet. This law is more for commercial web sites who operate any web page and online services and it is directed for children under the age of 13 that collect personal information from children. It is for operators of general audience sites with actual knowledge that they are collecting information from children under 13. It was signed into law in Oct. 21, 1998 but it was modified effective April 21, 2000. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act prohibits unfair acts in connection with the collection, use, or disclosure of personally identifiable information about children on the internet.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the FTC’s rule require those institutions to provide the parents with a notice of their information practices. They have to obtain prior verifiable parental consent so they can collect or use any personal information about the children. If the parent request to see what information the company has about their children they have to upon request provide it

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