Data security: share of data requiring security worldwide 2010-2025

This survey shows the share of data that requires security worldwide from 2010 to 2025, by security type. In 2015, about 12 percent of the global data required security protection at the level of custodial.

Share of data that requires security worldwide from 2010 to 2025, by security level

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Release date

March 2018



Survey time period

2010 and 2015

Supplementary notes

* Forecast

The source gave the security levels the following definition:
Lockdown: information requiring the highest security, such as financial transactions, personnel files, medical records, and military intelligence
Confidential: information that the originator wants to protect, such as trade secrets, customer lists, and confidential memos
Custodial: account information that, if breached, could lead to or aid in identity theft
Compliance-driven: information such as emails that might be discoverable in litigation or subject to a retention rule
Private: information such as an email address on a YouTube upload

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