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Defending data privacy

Defending Data Privacy

In an age of cyber attacks, corporate spying and government snooping scandals, it’s more important than ever for businesses to defend their data and protect the privacy of their customers.

But with increasing pressure from governments to share data and reduce the strength of their encryption, it’s becoming extremely difficult for businesses to maintain the necessary degree of privacy. With this in mind, we wanted to find out what IT leaders are doing to protect their customers and organisations against data breaches in the age of internet surveillance. In achieving this goal, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new “Defending Data Privacy” report.

Following a survey of 1000 US and UK IT decision makers, the new report examines views on data privacy and how IT departments are responding to the recent government snooping and corporate privacy scandals. Launched as a 12-page downloadable report, it highlights the seriousness of data privacy and examines the alternatives methods being used by IT decision makers to protect their data.

Key amongst those findings was the fact that 76% of decision makers would move their organisation’s data to another country as a result of privacy concerns. As such, many IT directors are now pushing their fellow board members to switch existing hosting companies for more independent providers outside of US and EU jurisdictions. Despite the fact that 29% of CEOs have placed data security at the top of their corporate agendas, only 3% of IT decision makers have been able to convince their organisations to make the switch, adding to the obstacles they face to protect their company’s data.

Because many IT leaders have lost faith in the ability of the UK and US to protect their privacy, businesses have started turning towards independent governments outside of the US and EU to provide safe-havens for their private information. This has further boosted the role that independent nations such as Switzerland are playing in the data hosting market.

By choosing to move their information away from the UK and the US, IT decision makers are voting in favour of data privacy. They are telling their governments that encryption and data security are vital parts of an organisation’s core business strategy, both in terms of defending their customers’ rights and in protecting their own corporate assets.

To find out more on how you can best protect your company’s data, you can download our report here: http://www.artmotion.eu/news