October 22, 2007 - A worldwide consumer survey of adult computer users sponsored by Seagate Technology found that the US population is well behind the rest of the world when it comes to taking the proper steps to back up their digital files.

According to the results of a poll conducted this summer by Harris Interactive, a little over a third of the adults in the US do not take the risk of losing their digital content seriously. This global poll of consumers also shows that other English-speaking markets are just as far behind the curve as the US when it comes to protecting their digital assets. While US and Great Britain consumers are the most negligent at 35 percent neglecting to make backup copies of digital content stored on their computer to external devices or media, Australia trails close behind with 30 percent of the population not backing up.

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