I am going to explore communication technology in public and private life. I am going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages and the impact of communication technology.
Communication Technology is a term used to describe the various forms correspondence that are available, including technological advancements. Communication is when people exchange thoughts, messages and information. It can be exchanged by speech, gestures and by the use of writing. There are many ranges of communication and this field is improving all the time with new editions and upgrades. As next generation electronic information system evolve, it is critical that all people have access to the information available via these systems. Examples of developing and future information systems include interactive television, touchscreen-based information kiosks and advanced internet programs. Already common used in remote control of TVs, VCRs and CD players, infrared technology. Wireless communication as the term implies, allows information to be exchanged between two devices without the use of wire and cable. A wireless keyboard sends information to the computer without the use of keyboard cable; a cellular telephone sends information to another telephone without the use of a telephone cable. There are many advantages and disadvantages of communication technology on public and private life. The advantages would be as follows:
You are always contactable and in many different ways (via email, internet, skype) There is no need to go into the bank anymore everything can be done on line. There is no need for so many meetings anymore as it can be done via email and documents attached or conference calls.
The disadvantages would be:
You never seem to switch off as your always checking the phone even after work. Your details can get scammed and your identity can be stolen You can lose all your data and documents, system can crash.
Information that would be held about people should be protected under the following and this legislation should protect individuals also.
The Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information Act 1997 as amended Act 2003 obliges government departments the health service Executive (HSE) local authorities and a range of other statutory agencies to publish information on their activities and to make personal information available to citizens. It is a legal right for each person to access information held by public bodies and government departments. It is also a legal right for each person to have official information relating to himself/herself amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading. Finally a legal right to obtain reasons for decision affecting himself/herself. In practise most of the public bodies covered by the freeson of information Act have their section 15 and 16 manuals available on their website. Since May 2006 more than 100 additional bodies are subject to the freedom of information legislation.
Data Protection Act
When you give your personal details to an organisation they have a duty to keep these details private and safe. This process is known as data protection. Most of us give information about ourselves to groups such as government bodies, banks,insurance companies, medical professionals and telephone companies to use their services or meet certain conditions. Under data protection law you have rights regarding the use of these personal details and data controlled have certain responsibilities in how they handle this information. You have the right to data protection when your details are held on a computer, held on paper or other manual forms as part of a filing system. Data protection rights will help you make sure that the information stated about you is factually correct only used for stated purposes and only available to those should have it. You can ask for a copy of all your personal details in writing to any organisation or person holding those details....
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