ITS 321 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology

Review for Third Test

The following questions are provided to help you study for the test. Do not expect to see these exact questions.

  1. Why is the Gross Domestic Product of a country an outmoded measure of the standard of living in that country?

  2. The author argues that measuring the impact of IT on productivity is like measuring the impact of electricity. What does he mean by this? How could we better measure the impact of a specific, new technology?

  3. What is meant by the Digital Divide? What are some attempts to erase it?

  4. What is the benefit to a patient of having an Electronic Health Record? How would a health care provider benefit from the patient having an EHR?

  5. The text discusses telemedicine for diagnostics and some treatments. What would be logical requirements that states or professional associations might impose on using telepresence for these purposes?

  6. What is an obvious problem with relying on a web search for health related self treatment information?

  7. How have social networking products been used in political changes/revolutions?

  8. Facebook pages are different from regular web site pages in terms of visibility. What is the difference, and why would a Facebook user care?

  9. Social networking allows several kinds of advertising. Discuss each of these types:
    direct advertising

    network of friends

    fan page for a product

  10. Why should a person be aware that prospective and current employers may see their social network pages?

  11. What good is a web page that is only viewable by a defined group? How could a company make use of it, compared to other kinds of web pages?

  12. The text defines cyberbullying as an action by one minor on another. Why should or shouldn't this limitation be made? If the offensive action involves making statements on a person's social network page, what existing laws might apply?

  13. What effect does anonymity seem to have on social network related bullying?

  14. Name two ways that offensive material might be placed on a person's social networking pages.

  15. What does it mean to be a "contingent worker"?

  16. The text asks the question "Will we need the skills that the project requires after it is complete?" What answer will lead us to employ contingent workers, as opposed to full time staff?

  17. What is an H1-B visa worker? What is the time limit for employing them in a job?

  18. What is the ethical issue in misclassifying a job for an H1-B visa employee?

  19. What is offshore outsourcing? How is it like using contingent workers?

  20. What is whistle blowing? What protections are universally provided to whistle blowers?