Communications Technology: Advantages And Disadvantages Of Communication Technology

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Communications Technology Essay Communication technology is a term that includes any communication application or device. Such as radio, television, mobile phone, computer network and hardware. People who use CT will use different means of technology when in different situations, as there are many different factors which will effect a person 's method of communicating. Such as someone who wants to communicate with someone cheaply, confidentially and quickly they will most like use a device such as a computer, smart phone or tablet to send an e-mail because e-mails are instant messages and free to send. Compared to someone who would like to send a message to a wide audience and is willing to spend money would use radio because radios are a very…show more content…
In our public life CT it poses more benefits than drawbacks. We can find friends old and new through social media websites or even find a partner through dating applications. Obviously there are disadvantages such as people can provide false information and exploit the services and uses social media has to offer on people 's public lives and cause misunderstandings, loss of properties or money and even loss of lives. Through our private life there are more disadvantages than advantages compared to public life. Advantages include that we can communicate and stay connected with our family or friends online, but with this hackers also have access to our personal online profiles such as facebook . There have been many cases reported of hackers accessing personal online profiles, it 's a frequent…show more content…
In order to protect those who use CT, relevant legislation such as data protection act1988 and data protection act 2003 are used. This act enables security when information on an individual is given to an organisation. This act ensures that information kept about you is factually correct, only available to those who should have it, only used for stated reasons and you are allowed have a copy of the data. There is also the freedom of information act 1997 in Ireland and has been amended by the Freedom Of Information Act 2003. It establishes the following rights- a legal right for each person to access information held by government departments and public bodies, a right for each person to have information amended where it is wrong , not complete or misleading and a legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting himself or
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