Moral and social issues related to ICT

a. Read about:

  • The internet and freedom of speech
  • Confidential data
  • The need for the Data Protection Act
  • The Data Protection Act (DPA)
  • Types of personal data

b. Test yourself!

c. Write a summary of the text.

Don’t forget that a summary must contain the main points of the original text. Be careful not to copy the exact wording of the original source.


Identity Theft

a. Read and listen the definition of Identity Theft

b. Listen, take notes and answer the following questions:

  • What does having an identity mean?
  • Is our identity secure?
  • What can we do when our identity is established?
  • What do criminals do when they steal a person’s identity?
  • Why are sensitive documents at risk? How can we keep them safe?
  • How do criminals use phone calls, emails and fake websites to fool people?
  • Why is it important to review bills and bank statements?

c. Read the text and check your answers

Privacy Online

a. Listen and complete the cloze test PDF

b. Discuss and answer the following questions:

  • Why is privacy online different than it is in the real world?
  • How is nearly everything we do online documented and analyzed by companies?
  • Why is our data important to the success of online companies?
  • What can we do to understand how our data is being used and make choices to protect it?