The impact of computer science technologies

Computer use in the UK is widespread and new technologies have provided many benefits to society. However, this technology has raised various ethical, legal, cultural and environmental concerns. It has also highlighted important issues surrounding privacy.

When thinking about issues that have arisen from the use of computer technologies, it is important to consider the key stakeholders affected. A stakeholder is anyone who is impacted by the actions of an organisation and this may include individuals, groups, manufacturers or business owners.

Understanding the wider impact of computer technologies may encourage people and organisations to think about the consequences that may arise from their actions. Computer-related laws are needed to make sure people stay on the right side of the law and act ethically.