Technology is rapidly changing and providing people with new ways to efficiently live their lives. Technology has become a must have in most people’s daily routine. With technology advancing so fast people are finding new ways to use this as an advantage to commit crimes.
Technology is rapidly changing and providing people with new ways to
Firstly, Technology is rapidly changing and providing people with new ways to efficiently live their lives. Technology has become a must have in most people’s daily routine. With technology advancing so fast people are finding new ways to use this as an advantage to commit crimes. There are many crimes that are committed through technology such as identity theft, hacking, fraud, and sex trafficking.
Sometimes cases are thrown out or people aren’t receiving proper discipline. This is because there are no laws covering technology because every day there is something new to outsmart the criminal justice system. Businesses that consumers feel they can trust are also capable of violating one’s rights. Also, breaking laws, they do this by making users agree to terms. Finally, conditions prior to logging into their sites. When people agree to those terms their information may be share d with third parties and sometimes will be use d to hurt them at a later time.
Privacy laws are one of the laws that was made in the late 19th century. It was initially use d to battle gossip blogs putting out personal information, privacy laws today somewhat differ. Vivek Wadhwa questions in the article, Laws and Ethics Can’t Keep Pace with Technology. “Where do we draw the line on what is legal—and ethical?” With there being cameras all around us, including in our phones and personal computers, and not to mention the apps like Google, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter how do we know when our privacy law has been broken.
With the use of technology it leaves people prone to accidents. Self-driving cars are going to malfunction. It leaves lots of open cases on who to blame, the owner, or the company who created the car. It is interesting that the company 23AndMe think it was a great idea to share their consumer’s DNA information.Mostly, with a third party leaving them possibly without insurance. This can be avoid ed by setting boundaries within companies to protect consumers.
I believe that in order for the laws to keep up with the pace of technology. Lawmakers must leave laws broad and open. I think that this would be a more effective way to battle technology because most laws are straight to the point and cover basic rules and benefits. Technology being involve d with crimes can provide criminals with a “get-away” excuse for not being hold liable for their actions. We can keep up with technology by setting basic guidelines when using social media sites.
Most sites ask for permission to know your location. Also, to gain access to your email, there should be boundaries that are set in place to avoid releasing too much information onto the internet. As we all know, once something is on the internet it will never go away. If technicians work with law makers when brainstorming new ideas so they avoid compromising Human Rights I believe that this will become less of an issue.