Facebook, Google and Microsoft considered less secure than [...]

Facebook, Google and Microsoft considered less secure than governments for personal data

artmotion.eu logo📅 - Despite the recent scandals surrounding government snooping, when it comes to information security, consumers still feel their personal data is safest in the hands of governments rather than many of the most popular ecommerce, social media and email providers. That's according to new research from secure Swiss-based data centre provider Artmotion, which surveyed over 1000 citizens throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Australia.

When provided with the choice, consumers consistently agreed that government systems – such as tax and medical databases – were more secure than data held by the likes of Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft.

German consumers were the most likely to trust their government with the safety of their personal records, with 82% believing that public sector systems were more secure than online services like email providers. While consumers in the U.S. were the most trusting of commercial services, 69% still considered government systems to be the most secure.

In the U.S. email accounts were widely considered the least secure communication channel, while the UK was less trusting of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Commenting on these findings, Mateo Meier, CEO of Artmotion said: “Data privacy is essential for the safe development and evolution of business. With ever more data being inputted and uploaded by individuals, ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data can often be paramount to a business' success.

“While there is still significant room for improvement by governments the world over when it comes to data security sector, these results highlight just how low some of the world's biggest internet companies are regarded when it comes to data privacy. Between Ashley Madison, Apple's iCloud, Amazon Twitch and the attack on Sony Pictures, is it any wonder that customers have lost faith in the ability of Facebook, Google and the other key digital players to protect their data?

“In order to regain this trust, the commercial providers need to increase their focus on encryption as a fundamental part of data security, ensuring that private or sensitive data can be kept just as that – private.”

Artmotion's research also recently revealed how the US government is the “most feared” for online spying and data surveillance amongst consumers, even more so than the governments in Russia, Iran, China or North Korea. On the other hand Switzerland was one of the most trusted governments in terms of data privacy, along with Spain, Canada, Italy and France.

To find out more about information privacy, or the use of Swiss data hosting, visit https://www.artmotion.eu/en-uk/

About Artmotion

Artmotion Ltd is a privately held data hosting provider in Switzerland, offering state of the art, highly secure server solutions for businesses of all sizes.

The company provides services such as secure, high performance dedicated servers, neutral clouds to safeguard data and private Swiss mail. The data centers offer ultimate privacy, latest technology and highly efficient infrastructure.

Artmotion is serving businesses in 30 countries, with customer base mostly of medium to large international clients, including Fortune 500 companies.

artmotion.eu Reads: 1154 | Category: General | Source: TheHN : The Hosting News
URL source:

Company: Art Motion

Want to add a website news or press release ? Just do it, it's free! Use add web hosting news!

Related news

📅 - Artmotion boosts data privacy with enhanced encryption - To further increase the security of its clients' data, Swiss data centre provider Artmotion has announced the introduction of dedicated encrypted servers as part of its secure service offering.

Based on HP's Secure Encryption software, the new offering will allow Artmotion to encrypt data on both the attached bulk storage and cache module of the Smart Array Px3x controller of its servers. By securing customers' data with unique encryption keys, this technology will help to ensure that even Artmotion will be unable to access the information stored on its servers. This solution, combined with the company's existing SSL VPN services will help to ensure maximum protection across both ...
📅 - U.S. government “most feared” for online spying and data surveillance - When it comes to online spying and surveillance, people are more afraid of the United States than they are of governments in Russia, Iran, China or North Korea. That's according to new research from secure data centre provider Artmotion, which surveyed over 1000 citizens throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and Australia.

When asked which government's surveillance program they were most afraid of, 38% of respondents highlighted the United States. This was closely followed by Russia, China and finally North Korea. Respondents from Australia, Germany, Russia and the UK all placed the United States at the top of their lists. Out of these regions, Australian citizens were the most ...
📅 - Web Host Artmotion Upgrades Plan - European Web hosting provider Artmotion (artmotion.eu) announced on Monday it has upgraded its Unlimited Hosting Traffic Solution Service at no extra cost.  "At Artmotion, we are permanently looking to deliver the best service to the customers," says Mateo Meier, president and CEO of Artmotion. "Our upgrades are pushing the boundaries of the industry, and we expect to announce additional updates in the months to come. We will soon be offering Offshore Dedicated servers with unlimited traffic for under $150 per month." The offer enables customers to avoid the fee of additional bandwidth cost, as well as increases the amount of email accounts hosted on each ...