Current Topics: IT/Policy and Ethics “In the News”

Current IT Topics in Information Policy and Ethics
Your assignment is to provide an overview of an information technology event in the news within the last 12 months. Discuss whether there is, or might be a need for, an information policy pertaining to this event, as well as whether there are, or might be any ethical outcomes. Please note that while events in the last 12 months are preferred, you may use older events if relevant.
Note: Students taking the class as a Global Citizen course must select a topic with a global/international/intercultural focus.
Details
Select an event within the last 12 months that is of interest to you from the following sites:You must use ONLY the following resources to find an event. No other resources will be allowed.
https://www.itwire.com/ (see Government) (Links to an external site.)
http://insight.ieeeusa.org/category/policy (Links to an external site.)
https://www.computer.org/publications/tech-news (may require subscription) (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Write an essay in which you describe the event and discuss the importance of the event as you view it and its significance to information/technology policy or possible future information/technology policy;Go to www.congress.gov to determine if there is a law addressing the event. If there is a law, describe the law and discuss the significance of the law as it relates to the event. If you have searched congress.gov and believe there is no law addressing the event, explain your search and conclusion;
Discuss any stakeholders that may be impacted by this event; explain how they are involved or impacted
Discuss any ethical outcomes you perceive relating to this event using one or two workable ethical theories introduced by Quinn; if you do not perceive any ethical outcomes relating to this event then discuss your views regarding no ethical outcomes.

APA 7 Student format is required throughout the essay: Example link (Links to an external site.)
Suggested Essay Length: 1000-1500 words plus an APA 7 Student format reference page
Scoring Rubric
Points (5)
Describe the “Event”*. Discuss the importance of the “Event” as you view it and the significance of the “Event” to information/technology policy or possible future information/technology policy.
*The “Event” is defined as any current (last 12 months) information policy legislation or current (last 12 months) news topic related to an information technology issue, which may be about the need for legislation or the development of new legislation related to the information technology “Event”. This “Event” must be found in the resource links provided in the assignment description.

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If there is a law addressing the “Event”, describe the law and discuss the significance of the law as it relates to the “Event”. If you have searched congress.gov and believe there is no law addressing the “Event”, explain your search and conclusion.
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Discuss any stakeholders that may be impacted by this “Event”. Explain how they are involved or impacted by this “Event”.
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Discuss any ethical outcomes you perceive relating to this “Event” using one or two workable ethical theories introduced by Quinn; if you do not perceive any ethical outcomes relating to this “Event” then discuss your views regarding no ethical outcomes.
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Adhere to formatting and structuring guidelines, including…
· APA 7 Student format ( ex. title page, page number in header, double-space, etc.)
· a reference page
· Introductory, body, and conclusion paragraphs
· MS .doc or .docx file
· Limited spelling and grammar errors
· 12-point font
Each major error is worth .25 of a point
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