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Switzlerand and Singapore are the respective best and second best nations on earth for safe data storage.

A new Data Danger Zones report from secure data centre Artmotion ranked more than 170 nations on their abilities to keep digital information safe, private and secure.

Combining independent data from the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Transparency International, Global IntAKE and Control Risk, the new international benchmark examines a range of key security factors – from the quality of digital infrastructure, to political instability, to the potential risk of natural disasters.

The benchmark identified Switzerland as the least risky nation for data storage, receiving a “potential risk score” of only 1.6 percent. This was followed by Singapore (1.9 percent) and Iceland (2.3 percent). The riskiest nation for data storage is Somalia, with a risk score of 92.9 percent.

Commenting on the new report, Mateo Meier, CEO of Artmotion said: “More than ever, it is important for businesses and individuals to understand the impact that location can have on the privacy and security of their data. “In the age of cloud computing, it’s easy to forget that every piece of information stored still requires a physical home, and that the geographic location of that home can have a serious impact on data privacy.”

The top 15 safest nations are:

  1. Switzerland (Data risk score – 1.6 percent)
  2. Singapore (1.9)
  3. Iceland (2.3)
  4. Luxembourg (2.6)
  5. Hong Kong (3.6)
  6. Taiwan (3.9)
  7. Austria (5.2)
  8. New Zealand (5.2)
  9. Portugal (6.9)
  10. Denmark (7.6)
  11. Finland (7.6)
  12. Lithuania (7.6)
  13. Norway (7.9)
  14. Sweden (7.9)
  15. South Korea (8.3)

www.artmotion.eu/risk-map

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