Guilherme and Francisco


P1
20 min - Presentation on political processes and voting.
7 min - voting java software.

20 min - quiz + news story abbout lobbying/open government. discuss pros and cons (criteria C, D).

10 min video on goverment info sites. examples.

HW - bookmark diigo news stories on lobbying and open gov

Politics and government:


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P2law and order

20 min - Presentation on law and order
15 min paper 1 on a news story on a police surveillance
15 min discussing answers
20 min debate based on news story. privacy, security reliability (hacking). The data protection act.

for DNA databases
2.6_pers_info_gov_db
1.3_privacy_anonymity
1.1_reliability_integrity


for surveillance
2.6_law_control
1.3_privacy_anonymity
1.7_surveillance



P3 censorship

15 min presentation
15 min quiz on military.








Political processes

Online campaigning, voting, lobbying, fund-raising and advertising.

Government information sites

For example, travel warnings, tourist information, environmental
information and warnings, government policies, city government websites.

Access to, and updating of, personal information held on government databases

Collection, storage and updating of personal data: for example, driving
licence, TV licence, tax returns, passport applications and renewals, medical
records, military service records, social security information, online police
records.

Government control and use of information

Censorship, data matching across agencies, archiving, biometric data,
national identity cards.



Law and order

Police surveillance, terrorist monitoring, DNA data.

Military

Cyberwarfare, smart weapons, espionage, battlefield technology.



2.6 Politics and government

Topic Examples


Political processes Online campaigning, voting, lobbying, fund-raising and advertising.


Government information

sites

For example, travel warnings, tourist information, environmental

information and warnings, government policies, city government websites.


Access to, and updating

of, personal information

held on government

databases


Collection, storage and updating of personal data: for example, driving

licence, TV licence, tax returns, passport applications and renewals, medical

records, military service records, social security information, online police

records.


Government control and

use of information


Censorship, data matching across agencies, archiving, biometric data,

national identity cards.


Law and order Police surveillance, terrorist monitoring, DNA data.


Military Cyberwarfare, smart weapons, espionage, battlefield technology.


The importance of IT is becoming increasingly evident in political campaigns. With increased amounts of

information available to governments, ethical issues relating to its possible misuse are becoming more and

more important.