In case you haven’t heard (or for some reason haven’t received thousands of emails about it in the last few weeks), this week sees the introduction of the GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation.
We know, we know – it all sounds scary and a bit confusing. Don’t worry, we’re not here to explain to you what the GDPR is or what you need to do about it – we will leave that to the experts. What we are here to do is to provide you with light relief in between all these frantic last minute opt-in emails that you’re undoubtedly slowly drowning in. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the funniest tweets out on the internet about the GDPR.
This tweet sums it up quite nicely
GDPR has turned every brand ever into a needy ex.
— Charlotte (@CharlotteyLF) May 23, 2018
Would you like to opt-in to family dinner?
My mum is leaving it awfully close to the GDPR deadline to ask if I want to opt in to receive her emails, calls and texts.
— Sharon O'Dea (@sharonodea) May 15, 2018
Well that’s one way to do it
— Activia Benz (@ActiviaBenz) May 23, 2018
Peak GDPR indeed
Peak GDPR – a car park ‘would like to keep in touch’. Not even a chain of car parks, but a single one I prebooked at about 5 yrs ago. I didn’t know it cared.
— Tim Neale (@timjn1) May 23, 2018
We bet you’re excited
Excited for the day after GDPR deadline day when, if I understand it, no one is legally allowed to talk to me ever again
— Dawn Foster (@DawnHFoster) May 16, 2018
This is literally everyone in the world right now
me deleting GDPR emails pic.twitter.com/UMyAluyAue
— jonno (@jonnohopkins) May 21, 2018
The second rule of GDPR club is “you must tell all your customers you’re joining GDPR Club.”
The first rule of GDPR Club is "you must tell all your customers you're joining GDPR Club."
— Alex Pounds (@acreature) May 22, 2018
A question for the ages
How the hell do I unsubscribe from #GDPR emails????
— David D'Souza (@dds180) May 23, 2018
Memes make everything easy to understand
— alberta soranzo (@albertatrebla) May 15, 2018
Who knows what 4% of Santa’s global turnover is?
He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is in contravention of article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679
— joe (@mutablejoe) May 20, 2018