Experiencing a data breach can have severe and far-reaching consequences, whether it involves financial records, medical information, or personal data. One of the often-overlooked consequences is the toll it can take on your mental well-being, potentially leading to conditions like anxiety or depression. The good thing is you can claim data breach compensation for psychological distress.
Simply put, data breach distress refers to the anxiety and emotional strain caused by a data breach. For instance, you might be distressed because someone has inappropriately accessed and used your personal information. The distress could also stem from your private details being accessible to the public or a breach of your banking details, resulting in the theft of your information and impacting your financial stability.
Following GDPR UK, to pursue breach of data compensation for emotional distress, you typically need to establish two key points:
- Your data has indeed been compromised in the breach.
- You have experienced emotional pain and upset directly attributable to the breach.