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(Synthesis in terms of organize, compose)Difficulty: HardReference:p. 149
89.(Analysis)How does the use of electronic voting machines act as a “double-edged sword?” Whatmoral dimensions are raised by this use of information technology?Electronic voting machines can be seen as beneficial by making voting easy to accomplishand tabulate. However, it may be easier to tamper with electronic voting machines than withcountable paper ballots.In terms of information rights, it seems possible that methods could be set up to determinehow an individual has voted and to store and disseminate this knowledge. Manufacturers ofvoting machines claim property rights to the voting software, which means that if thesoftware is protected from inspection, there is no regulation in how the software operates orhow accurate it is. In terms of accountability and control, if an electronic voting systemmalfunctions, will it be the responsibility of the government, of the company manufacturingthe machines or software, or the programmers who programmed the software? Thedimension of system quality raises questions of how the level of accuracy of the machines isto be judged and what level is acceptable? In terms of quality of life, while it may makevoting easier and quicker, does the vulnerability to abuse of these systems pose a threat to thedemocratic principle of one person, one vote?(Analysis in terms of compare, distinguish)Difficulty: HardReference:pp. 126–15772
90.Evaluate the case of ChoicePoint and its data brokerage business in relation to theprinciples of the FTC’s FIP principles. Which of the FIP principles seem to be mostvulnerable to abuse?1.Notice/awareness (core principle).ChoicePoint seems to have done the bare minimumin terms of notifying consumers of the quality concerns.2.Choice/consent (core principle).Consumer information is held at ChoicePoint withoutthe consumer being informed, and apparently ChoicePoint is in the business of usingthis information for secondary purposes only, which would be in direct contradiction tothis principle.3.Access/participation.Consumers should be able to review and contest the accuracyand completeness of data collected about them in a timely, inexpensive process. Someindividuals have sued ChoicePoint for their dissemination of inaccurate information thatcaused the individuals harm, so there is a due process for this in place. However, it isunclear how the individual determines where the faulty data came from, and if this is atime consuming or expensive process.4.Security.Data collectors must take responsible steps to assure that consumerinformation is accurate and secure from unauthorized use. The selling of data tocriminals highlights the poor practices of ChoicePoint in protecting its data. The lackof data cleansing means their data is very vulnerable to errors.

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