Data breach fatigue is said to be growing

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Data breach fatigue is said to be growing because of the sheer volume of data breaches that are happening on a continual basis.

In case you’re not aware, data breach fatigue is the idea that people are becoming less and less bothered about data breaches because they’re happening all the time. It’s almost as if there’s no longer a ‘uniqueness’ to the concept of someone falling victim to a data breach, and this can lead to a ‘group think’ kind of scenario where each individual’s interest in the risk can be diluted.

It’s said to be growing, and this could be very bad news for all of us.

Why data breach fatigue is so bad

Data breach fatigue being on the rise is bad for us all. It can lead to victims becoming lazy about their need to take action when they do fall victim to a data breach, and this can lead to scammers and fraudsters being able to get away with much more.

It could also leave organisations less inclined to take data protection more seriously when data breach fatigue is leading to victims being “less bothered” about an incident. We already know that criminals specifically target the more vulnerable organisations, so anyone not taking their responsibilities seriously must step-up their efforts.

Will data breach fatigue ever get better?

It may be the case that data breach fatigue will just get worse and worse. Look at this year alone: there’s already been so many massive breaches involving millions of people worldwide, and businesses may be ignoring the big data breach headlines.

We’re passionate about making sure that victims of a data breach are entitled to compensation, and we’re passionate about organisations being duly punished when they fail in their responsibilities to protect the data they hold. Data breach fatigue could hamper this and lead to organisations thinking they can get away with not paying enough attention to protecting people’s data, and that could leave millions in danger.

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