'Explain' the four levels of policing the internet in the UK below, and 'explain' why this approach is necessary?The four levels of policing the internet - Level 1 - The User...

'Explain' the four levels of policing the internet in the UK below, and 'explain' why this approach is necessary?

The four levels of policing the internet -

Level 1 - The User

·          Anti-virus software

·          Firewalls, filters

·          Anti-spy

·          Encryption

 

Level 2 - The ISP

·          Must act appropriately

Level 3 - Independent Organizations

·          The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

Level 4 - Government

·          National High Tech Crime Unit now Serious Organised Crime Unit

·          COMINT

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M.P. Ossa eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Level 1- The user refers to the resources available for the person using computers. The user is responsible for the proper use of the software and is forbidden to copyright it or make copies of it for sales.The antivirus software, filters, firewalls, anti-spy software and encryption are used to protect computers from malware and viruses. The ISP (Internet) must maintain a strong level of ethical access to information so that policing methods do not interfere with the personal rights of the individual to use internet resources to enter personal and financial information. 

 Independent organizations that want to prevent misuse or exploitation of children and minors in the internet as well as against racial or homophibic postings, etc. also  has a responsibility to maintain the distance between their access to information and the use of it against other individuals.

The Serious Organized Crime Unit and COMNT are agencies that RAN by individuals of common interests of maintaining the information coming in and out of the internet safe and ethical. They are probably the ones who have to be more careful, because they are patroling and policing groups that have earned more access than anyone else to watch out for what goes online.

The 4 Level approach is neccesary because the responsibility for safe and proper use of the online resource is shared by both the individual and all the social systems that surrounds him.