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Government urged to overhaul the way it handles public data

The government has been urged to think of a way to overhaul the way it currently handles public information in the backdrop of a string of damaging data loss cases in recent times. There is neither the leadership nor the framework for properly safeguarding the public’s personal data, a review conducted by Richard Thomas, Information Commissioner, and the director of the Wellcome Trust, Mark Walport, has found.

The Data Sharing Review has found that measures were required for restoring public trust in the manner in which Whitehall deal with information, especially in the wake of some ‘high profile’ data breaches like HM Revenue & Customs leading to loss of nearly 25 million people’s important personal data. In another incident, the Ministry of Defence lost more than 600,000 crucial details.

The review has called for new laws so that data sharing guidance for frontline staff is strengthened and simplified. Two critical areas regarding data protection and sharing that need to be looked into, according to the review report are a clear code of practice on how important data is handled, and more transparency in the process of data handling.

Global spending on storage of data set to grow further

In today’s techno-savvy world, the volume of data in the computer-driven businesses is colossal, and it is growing in leaps and bounds. Internet, e-mails and heavy media-rich applications have contributed to this high volume of data worldwide.

Data growth is as high as 80 % on annual basis as per a conservative estimate by IDC. The data is rightly considered the real asset of a company. No business can afford to lose this vital data without which it will face major problems.

Data protection has taken a centre stage in all the business enterprises. With the increase of data to be restored and Government legislations making backup mandatory, the importance of backup has grown immensely. The processes cannot be ignored anymore.

In fact, most businesses, which rely on computer based technology for conducting business, now need to work effective backup strategies. According to Access Markets International, the global spending on storage of data will grow multi-fold in the next few years. This includes data storage hardware, software and services. It is predicted that there will be a compounded annual growth of 43 % in the coming four years.

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