Brits store £24 billion of data on the cloud header image

British people are storing up to £24 billion worth of data in cloud technology, according to a new survey.

The research, which was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of cloud provider Rackspace, shows that 68 per cent people store an average of 920 photos online.

The typical user also keeps 226 music tracks and 45 videos in the cloud.

Fabio Torlini, vice president at Rackspace, said: “It’s clear that the cloud has now become a massive part of our lives as we host our most treasured possessions in terms of both monetary and emotional value."

People are also storing important information, with 55 per cent of users saying they keep passwords on cloud-based services.

A further 39 per cent of users keep financial and legal documents online, such as credit card numbers, bank statements and even copies of their will.

This is despite people being concerned about the security of cloud technology, with only 12 per cent saying they fully trust their provider.

Posted by Craig Roberts