Data loss at revenue and customs department could have been prevented

A few years back, data loss was not very common. Today, data loss incidents seem to be happening every day.

The head of the revenue and customs department resigned earlier this year when his department lost the details of almost 15 million child benefit claimants, which is now being claimed to be the world’s biggest ID protections failure. This loss was apparently caused by the theft of disks that contained dates of birth, addresses, national insurance numbers and bank details.

This incident is just one of the many where data was lost due to negligence. The fact remains that even if not through negligence, data is still susceptible to loss through damage resulting from accidents.

Conventional storage devices like USB drives and hard disks are used to store data in case of a backup. However these methods of data storage are not safe and often lead to data loss. Online storage is an option that government and business organisations can consider for storing and managing their data.

With online backup, you can store your valuable data in ‘online vaults’ that can be accessed only by you with the help of your username and password. Since this vault is regularly updated with your data, you can retrieve all your lost data just by downloading your saved files. Online backup and online storage is the best and the most effective for storing, managing, sharing and backing up data.

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