(Source: ABC News 2009)
As technology evolves faster, can the laws keep up with it?
Existing laws do not provide for new and unaddresed areas such as technology. For example, how should this libel case be handled in terms of social media? How can society balance responsibility with free speech? How then do we define privacy when information is so easily relayed from private thoughts to public knowledge?
(Source: Rsc.org 2009)
In the end, the fact remains that the law may not be able to get ahead of technology. But they may keep up if they can overcome the obstacles.
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