The Boom Of Management Information Systems Essays

772 Words Jan 16th, 2015 4 Pages
The boom of Management Information Systems (MIS) has resulted in major social, financial, and economic advancements in the twenty-first century. But like any major milestone in the advancement of the human race, the development of MIS has come with issues of moral and ethical dilemmas. Both business and private uses of MIS have the potential to cause financial, economic, and in extreme cases physical and mental harm to parties that use these modernized services. In 2013, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) – a division for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), - “received 262,813 consumer complaints with an adjusted dollar loss of $781,841,611” (IC3.gov, 2014). Grave statistics such as this have led governing bodies on the federal, state, and local level to pass laws, statutes, and act to protect citizens as consumers and business alike from the dangers of transaction occurring with the use of these modern day information systems. Examples of these acts are the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act of 1997 and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (ECPA). The NET act of 1997 is a federal act that prevents the dissemination of intellectual property belonging to another for monetary gain. The internet is widely used as a distribution channel for proprietors to market their goods. Through the same avenue, individuals are also able to “share” digitalized products with each other. Unfortunately the owners or creators of these digitalized works stand to suffer…

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