What’s the first feeling to come to mind if you found that upon logging into Facebook, all of your pictures had disappeared into the digital ether? If your natural reaction is one of horror, you’re far from alone.
A survey by Juniper has found that when asked, nearly half of 2,000 UK consumers said they’d be willing to stump up at least £50 to get their digital lives back if their devices were wiped clean. Around 40 of them admitted they’d be willing to pay £10,000 to rescue their personal digital assets from oblivion. On face value this seems ridiculous - handing over thousands of pounds to regain what is effectively strings of code and masses of pixels.
But given that much of our lives are now documented digitally, from shaky videos of a daughter’s first steps to photographs of your grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. It’s no exaggeration to say that for some, losing the photos, messages, music and videos accumulated over the years would be devastating... More at The Telegraph.
To me, this question seems a bit silly because everything I have stored online I also have stored in at least two places locally as well, but we shall go with the flow anyway for today's question.
What do you do to secure your online data and how much would you pay if that security failed?