About the Author

About the Author

I’m Preston de Guise, and it’s fair to say I’ve got a strong interest in ethics, as they apply to modern technology.

I’ve been in enterprise IT my entire career, with an obsession on data storage protection, and I’m the author of Enterprise Systems Backup and Recovery: A Corporate Insurance Policy (2008), and Data Protection: Ensuring Data Availability (2017).

Preston

I may be from an IT background, but I’ve always had a strong interest in the humanities, too. That includes history (modern and ancient), literature and yes, philosophy, too. It’s natural that two of those disciplines – data protection, and philosophy – should lead to a strong interest in understanding the ethical implications of technology as it develops and society evolves around it.

While a considerable part of my career has been focused on data protection, I’ve never left the philosophy behind, and I’ve always been keeping an eye on the developments in modern technology not just from a geek point of view, but from a perspective of trying to understand the ethics behind developments, or the societal/ethical implications of development. Sometimes it’s clear to see there’s been a strong focus on ensuring new tech meets certain ethical boundaries, or is done with a social-conscience. Sometimes, however, it’s clear that there’s been no such consideration at all.

My focus on this blog isn’t to preach from a pulpit, but to do my best to enlighten. In short, I don’t want to tell people what to think, I want to encourage them to think about ethics and society when they’re working on or with IT and technology.

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