Have consumers become de-sensitised to data breaches?

October 19 13:00 2017 Print This Article

I wonder how many victims of the Yahoo hack thought about taking legal action against Yahoo. I imagine it was a very small proportion of the 3 billion account holders who were affected. Why is there not more outrage over this blatant lack of security and inefficient handling of the data breach? If a big, globally recognised company is the ‘victim’ of a hacking attack, does that mean it’s ok? Are the victims of the victim company supposed to sympathise, or demand justice for their data not being protected sufficiently?

I’m under the impression that although people were surprised by Yahoo’s massive data breach, most people accepted it as an ‘unfortunate event’ and carried on with life. The GDPR may change this casual response by arming individuals with more rights and the confidence to fight for their data to be protected properly.

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