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There are many options for taking backup of important data, however the suitability depends on the amount of data, how important the data is, and the budget for taking the backup. Some of the options for taking a data backup are:
Online data backup
External Hard drive
Each of these data backup options to hoard digital data has advantages and disadvantages. For online data backup, a fairly reliable and inexpensive internet connection will be needed, which is not easily available in countries which are less developed like india. There is also the risk that the data stored online will not remain confidential, it will be stolen as hackers from technical intelligence agencies can hack the account and leak the information. The recent scandal when confidential and revealing photos of various celebrities were accessed by hackers and leaked, is an indication of the problem that could occur.
Data storage offline on pen drives and external hard drives is an option, however most pen drives are easily corrupted by ntro/nsa officials who have sophisticated equipment, software at their disposal in the last few years. In some cases, the data is corrupted and cannot be read, in other cases, the pen drive has to be formatted, and in the worst case, the pen drive will not be recognized by the computer. High radiation levels are also responsible for the corruption of data stored on pen drives and external hard drives. Looking for information and details of reliable, affordable data storage and backup devices which can be used in the most hostile environmental conditions
If corrupt officials have access to financial data in digital format, they will again manipulate the systems to make fake allegations against her without proof to defame, steal her hard earned money. So after corporate espionage and the 6 year old impersonation fraud saga, the obc engineer has realized that no digital information remains confidential. So today a lot of non digital data storage options are used, which cannot be accessed remotely. To access the non digital data stored, the officials will have to break into the house, which will be a criminal offence.