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importance of ethical, environmental and legal consideration

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Susan Bayes

on 10 February 2014

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Transcript of importance of ethical, environmental and legal consideration

a computer system?
environmental issues?
legal considerations?

match the phrases to the correct words
A computer system
Something that is able to take a series of inputs, process them, and then display in a set of outputs.
Ethical issues are to do with our values as an individual, as a and member of a community or country and as a society.
According to scientists at the UN University in Tokyo, you need:
• about 250 Kg of fossil fuel
• over 20 Kg of chemicals
• over 1000 different chemicals, including lead, arsenic, cadmium (all toxic)
• over 1500 Kg of water


Build one computer

Accessing controversial information via the Internet

Disposing of computers

Employment patterns


Approximately 150 million pcs will be made in the next 12 months alone.

Legislation now demands 70% of a PC is recycled when it is finally scrapped

Recycled using acid baths

Second hand pcs

The importance of ethical, environmental and legal considerations when creating computer systems’
What are......
Legal Considerations
Data Protection Act 1998

The Computer Misuse Act 1990

The Copyright and Patents Act 1988

Think about legal, environmental and ethical issues - pick one issue and be prepared to explain why you think it is important.
We want the people who design a computer system to think about the consequences to those human beings affected by their system
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