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Write a 1000-word report for this assignment.
This needs to be a persuasive piece of writing.
Select one area where there are a lot of contemporary developments in Computing from:
• Social Media
• International security
• Artificial Intelligence
• Emerging technology
• Technological Support for Health Issues
If you want to do propose a different relevant area of research check with your tutor
Look for at least two recent news articles where legal or moral issues related to this area are involved.
Aspects to consider are:
• Human rights – right to privacy, right to freedom of speech
• Computer crime – hacking, internet-enabled crime
• Copyright and intellectual property
Write your report with four sections as follows
1. Describe the area of development in technology / computing you have chosen and explain in your report how
the area of technology is expected to develop and the impact of the technology on our lives
2. Explain the story in your first article including an account of the relevant moral and legal issues
3. Explain the story in your second article including an account of the relevant moral and legal issues
4. Conclude your report – state your own opinion based on the evidence you have found. Do you think existing
laws are adequate in respect to your chosen topic, if not how could they be improved to cater for subsequent
developments in the specific area?