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15 August 2017 Social Issues and Professional Practice Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town 1. The Revised Notes We have been revising the notes for the Social Issues and Professional Practice (formerly called Cyberlaw & Ethics) module. The new title reflects a new curriculum from the ACM (for more on this please Section 1.2 in the new notes). Unfortunately the revision is an extensive process and we have not completed the process. The most important and comprehensive changes have been made but two chapters still need to be updated. The file “bookCh1-4.pdf” contains the revised notes in the chapters 1. Introduction 2. Social Context 3. Analytical Tools 4. Professional Ethics The remaining chapters are still from the old notes and cover the topics Intellectual Property and Privacy and Civil Liberties from the new curriculum. Please see the files “EthicsCh5Privacy.pdf” and “EthicsCh7PropertyRights.pdf”. These contain the chapters “Chapter 5. Privacy” and “Chapter 7. Property Rights and Software” (sic). 2. Comments on the missing material in the older notes The older notes lack references to the South African situation and are also rather out of date. The following is an essential summary of updates. 2.1 Update: Chapter 5. Privacy South African Bill of Rights : 14. Privacy: Everyone has the right to privacy, which includes the right not to have: their person or home searched; their property searched; their possessions seized; or the privacy of their communications infringed. The Interception Act: The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act ( ) allows police to intercept and monitor electronic communication.
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