It will consider whether practices and terms being used by some cloud players breach consumer law.
Just use the law of Contract instead.
Price hikes and last-minute service tweaks to cloud storage offerings have caught unwanted attention from the UK's Competition and Markets Authority. The regulator confirmed on Tuesday morning that it planned to carry out a review of the market, following concerns expressed by consumers. It will consider whether practices and …
The only serious use I can think of for personal/domestic cloud storage is for convenient sharing/showing of files to friends and family. Dropbox is good for that and is free for small amounts of storage, as are other providers. I can't understand why people pay monthly to use 'the cloud' to purely store personal photos and music/video collections when you consider that a new 1TB hard drive can be had for about £35 or a 2TB drive for about £55.
Because a local hard disk can be stolen, destroyed by power surge, dropped, kicked, become out of date, etc.
Cloud Storage is a hope that they have surge-protected UPS servers, multiple copies of my data, harder to steal, and accessible for "free" from most places of the world.
NOTE: I'm just building a home RAID NAS server because I really really don't want to lose my photos.
I haven't lost any photos etc for fifteen years. I started with a 250GB drive on my LAN and a 250GB 'backup copy' in a desk drawer; (yes, it should be stored in a friend's house). Now, I have a 2TB drive on the LAN and 2 x 1T backup drives in the drawer. It's not difficult to organise and is resistant to computer madness or single instances of personal stupidity.
I used to do that, but kept a HDD at my in-laws house and swapped it every few weeks. Was a right PITA.
For a few quid I now use crashplan and have turned the other disk into an on site backup. All nicely scheduled in WHS so I don't need to remember to do anything. I figure the odds of my house burning down AND crashplan losing my data at the same time are pretty small (and yes, I do occasionally check they actually have my data!)
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