(Environmental and ethical)

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When is comes to computer systems, the main types of consideration are environmental and ethical.

Ethical considerations are ones to do with what is right and what is wrong. Ethical considerations when developing computer systems are:

Data protection

Data Protection: Governments have implemented laws to protect their citizen’s data. In Britain, we have the UK Data Protection Act which protects data about us from being unrightly distributed. These measures are needed as it has become easier to copy and transmit data and make judgements about people.

Common data protection laws, like the UK Data Protection Act state that companies must:

Environmental concerns

Environmental concerns: Issues that affect the environment. Computer systems pose 2 main environmental issues: