ERIC Number: ED314037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Information Policy and Technology Issues: Public Laws of the 95th through 100th Congresses. CRS Report for Congress.
Chartrand, Robert Lee
During the past 12 years, encompassing the 95th through the 100th Congresses, hundreds of bills and resolutions have been introduced and debated that were concerned with information policy, related programs, and the ways in which advanced information technologies (computers, telecommunications, microform systems, video and audio devices) are utilized in government and throughout society. This summary of public laws enacted between 1977 and 1989 features brief descriptions of each selected measure as summarized from the more complete digests of full text. The nine topical categories are approximate groupings of legislation by similar content and/or intent, with several bills overlapping among two or more areas: (1) telecommunications, broadcasting, and satellite transmission; (2) international communications and information policy; (3) library and archives policy; (4) information disclosure, confidentiality, and the right of privacy; (5) computer security, regulation, and crime; (6) intellectual property; (7) information technology for education, innovation, and competitiveness; (8) federal information resources management; and (9) government information systems, clearinghouses, and dissemination. (GL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.