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The Question of Digital Ethics and Data Storage and Recovery

The Question of Digital Ethics and Data Storage and Recovery

The advent of the digital revolution ushered i
  • n a world of benefits. It is now possible to communicate in real-time with people from opposite sides of the globe within seconds. Information is more accessible to more people than ever before. However, the advent of so many new and diverse digital transactions also comes with its own set of challenges. Loss of the control to personal privacy, compromised data and other cyberspace crimes are on the rise. Digital ethics is concerned with the manner in which the digital era is shaping our political, social and moral well-being. The field concerns itself with the changes which have happened in the digital sphere, and how the changes are affecting the society and environment at large.<

    Digital ethics in data storage

    Most fields of work have their codes and ethics. Doctors have a strict set of guidelines that routinely require efforts more stringent than legal requirements. Accountants also have their code of ethics along with almost every other professional career. However, codes of ethics are not standard in IT, which makes it even more difficult to determine what is right and what is wrong. IT has introduced concepts such as CRM tools and other software which can gather massive volumes of data from clients to then leverage in business. The ethical issue is introduced most prominently when decide what to do with that data. Some wonder, however, if the ethical dilemma doesn’t truly begin the moment the data is accessed or even when company decisions are made to try to collect data. Marketing has evolved to be very aggressive and competitive. Companies are trapped in a never-ending effort to gain the upper hand. Winners have been rewarded with great profits. Losers in data warfare have sometimes lost everything. However, a line needs to be drawn between what information is ethical to harness and what crosses the line infringing on the privacy of clients and perhaps even resulting in harm. <

    Digital ethics in data recovery

    Data loss is common in the business environment. When it happens, companies are often forced to call in third parties, like SECUREDATA Inc., to handle the recovery process. Understandably, many clients are concerned about the security of their data during the recovery process. SECUREDATA Inc. has built its reputation on data security. Multiple steps are taken to ensure customers’ files are kept entirely confidential. Just a few of these general safeguards include:
  • Secure servers
  • Regular security system updates
  • Reliable access protocols
  • Encrtyption
  • Regular audits and attestations
  • Smart data return policies
  • Specialized security measures are also routinely carried out by our engineers to meet the individualized needs of our clients.

    Upholding digital ethics

    As we enjoy the benefits of digital breakthroughs, we share the common obligation to contribute to establishing guidelines and enforcing adherence to basic digital ethics. Clients and companies seek a win-win outcome in gathering data, using it safetly/effectively, and maintaining privacy. Establishing and upholding ethical practices will be an item never far from our to-do lists as professionals because we never know what new questions the next breakthrough will bring.
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