With surveys that are supposedly representative, you always have to be doubly skeptical when the results are based on the answers of just 1,000 respondents. However, current market research by Web.de and GMX points to an important issue: data protection in the cloud.
As the survey is intended to show, about every second person saves sensitive data in the cloud, including, for example, invoices or scans of important documents such as travel documents or contracts. Even identification documents are included with every seven.
80 percent store photos in the cloud
And photos don’t even count, because 80 percent of those surveyed reported that they keep photos in the cloud, and nearly 50 percent also store videos. On Android and iOS, it’s hard for the average user to prevent (or even not realize it’s happening) — and it’s extremely useful if your phone breaks or goes missing.
While data protection concerns are declining even for the 44 percent of those surveyed, three-quarters of them find the choice of encryption to be fundamentally important, although very few of them are likely to know how to articulate it at all.
Only 20 percent use Google Drive – is that possible?
However, I’m a bit unpredictable about the results of the question about which cloud is used, because only about 20 percent answered that they use Google Drive. However, perhaps these are only people who actively use Google Cloud, after all, the Internet giant provides each user with 15 GB for free.
In fact, the Android market share is around 70 percent in Germany. Apple’s statement with about 10 percent cloud users and a 30 percent market share seems more reasonable.
The survey definitely encouraged me to finally put my various cloud services in order – not just to create space, but above all to delete potentially sensitive data. What about you
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