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Only four Asian countries safe for data storage: report

Adrian M. Reodique | Aug. 16, 2016
Only Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea are ‘truly’ secure countries for data storage in Asia, Artmotion reports.

Only four countries in Asia are considered to be 'truly' secure for data storage, according to a new report by data hosting provider Artmotion.

The report titled "Data Danger Zones" combined independent data from the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and Transparency International. The report ranked over 170 nations on their abilities to keep digital information safe, private and secure.

Singapore was considered as the safest country in the continent for data storage, with a potential risk score of only 1.9 percent. The republic also ranked second in the global list, following Switzerland with a risk score of only 1.6 percent.

Other Asian countries named as 'truly' secure place for data storage include Hong Kong (5th place), Taiwan (6th place) and South Korea (15th place).

"It's very easy for businesses and individuals to forget the importance of physical location when selecting a cloud hosting service or data hosting provider," said Mateo Meier, Founder of Artmotion, in a press release. "Especially in today's volatile world, businesses need to not only consider data privacy regulations, but also take into account other risk factors such as political environments, geographic locations and physical infrastructure.

"In support of this point, the Data Danger Zones report examines over 3.5 trillion IP addresses in 170 assessing countries, providing one of the most comprehensive guides ever created for data safety. Through this analysis, we want businesses to be able to make a more informed decision of how and where to store their data, and have a better understanding whether or not it is truly safe," he added.


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