Pass Standard Grade Computing

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Pass St
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Pass Standard Grade Computing



Workbook 6


Social Issues



Foundation, General & Credit


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Pass S Grade Computing

Social Issues All Levels


1 Describe 4 things that the DATA PROTECTION ACT makes companies who hold data do.


a



b



c



d





2 What is a D
ATA USER?








Give an example of a data user.(Explain what they use the data for)









3 What is a DATA SUBJECT?








Give an example of a data subject.(What data is held on the subject)







4 What does the COMPUTER MISUSE ACT stop hackers from

doing?


a



b




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5 Which of the above laws try to stop the spread of viruses?








6 Explain why training costs are becoming a large part of a businesses costs.












7 How does the introduction of computers and robots affect employment?















8 How does the introduction of computers and robots affect pay?














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9

Why are people concerned about BIG BROTHER? (Big brother is the government /
national security organisation in the book called
1984
)















10

Describe how working condi
tions have changed over the past hundred years or so.


Industrial revolution







IT revolution







After the IT revolution









11 How has the introduction of IT into the workplace affected working hours?

















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12 What is meant by the ter
m “The Global Village”?















13 In the future discuss how people will communicate with each other instead of on phones.


















14 How is it possible for people to work at home rather than in offices? Give Advantages and
Disadvantages of
this move in your answer.



















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15 What will happen to the age of the population. What effect will this have?
















16 Explain how Virtual Reality could be used in the future.


















17. What is meant by CYBERNETICS?








What effect will cybernetics have on society?












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18 How might the nation’s health be affected by IT in the future?















19 How might wars be fought in the future?












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