Medical Services I/L ICT key to medical services ITU News 09 [ITU News (International Telecommunications Union), “Bridging the standardization gap — ITU–T Research Project: Measuring and Reducing the Standards Gap,” December 2009, ] TH Decisions about how a standard is defined can have implications for a wide range of public policy issues . For instance, the design of encryption standards affects not only national security, but also individual privacy online and the security of financial transactions. The emerging area of e-health has the potential to improve access to medical services in the developing world . Whether there is a standardized format for electronic medical (and other) records can determine the degree of interoperability among systems, and the security, privacy, and accessibility of these data.
Terror Turn Internet Access in Cuba makes it more likely to have terrorist attacks – empirics prove US Department of State 09 (State government, January 20, 2009, “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism”, , ak) Communications, which allow terrorists the ability to receive, store, manipulate, and exchange information. The methods by which terrorists communicate are numerous and varied. Our enemies rely on couriers and face-to-face contacts with associates and tend to use what is accessible in their local areas as well as what they can afford. They also use today’s technologies with increasing acumen and sophistication. This is especially true with the Internet, which they exploit to create and disseminate propaganda, recruit new members, raise funds and other material resources, provide instruction on weapons and tactics, and plan operations. Without a communications ability, terrorist groups cannot effectively organize operations, execute attacks, or spread their ideology. We and our partners will continue to target the communication nodes of our enemy. Propaganda operations, which are used by terrorists to justify violent action as well as inspire individuals to support or join the movement. The ability of terrorists to exploit the Internet and 24/7 worldwide media coverage allows them to bolster their prominence as well as feed a steady diet of radical ideology, twisted images, and conspiracy theories to potential recruits in all corners of the globe. Besides a global reach, these technologies allow terrorists to propagate their message quickly, often before an effective counter to terrorist messages can be coordinated and distributed. These are force multipliers for our enemy. Deny terrorists entry to the United States and disrupt their travel internationally. Denying our enemies the tools to travel internationally and across and within our borders significantly impedes their mobility and can inhibit their effectiveness. They rely on illicit networks to facilitate travel and often obtain false identification documents through theft or in-house forgery operations. We will continue to enhance the security of the
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