The emails asking you to opt in or out or shake it all about are ramping up ahead of Friday’s deadline
Will the GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation to its very, very few mates - emails ever end?
It doesn’t currently feel like it, with one after the other landing in your already groaning inbox, boring you to death about how the laws are changing and you need to opt in or something and, honestly, I’m boring myself just writing about it.
There’s just no let up and, if anything, they seem to be increasing in frequency as this Friday’s deadline looms and panicky firms, who have no idea how exactly they’re supposed to comply, are just deciding to go with the herd and chuck an email out in the hope it’ll get them off any impending fines.
Of course, as we wrote this week, it turns out that most of those GDPR emails are actually completely pointless - but we’re getting them nonetheless, so we may as well make the best of a bad situation and make some jokes on Twitter about it.
And these are the best. Enjoy the GDPR-related laughs while you still can…
He's making a list— joe (@mutablejoe) May 20, 2018
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
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
Over the last two weeks my GDPR emails have gone from 'Hey, let's not lose touch' to 'THIS COULD BE THE LAST MESSAGE YOU EVER GET FROM US'. Starting to get emotionally involved in this messy breakup I'm having with a windscreen repair firm from New Malden.— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) May 23, 2018
Final reminder, with GDPR coming in next week this is your last chance to send me your "Who else has my partner been sending flowers to" requests via DM. Usual fee applies.— Arena Flowers (@ArenaFlowers) May 16, 2018
Best GDPR joke yet:— Richard Sharp (@rws26) May 5, 2018
Man (in club): "Hey DJ, play Love to Hate You"
Man: "I demand it under my Right to Erasure"
remember folks: if your ex contacts you out of the blue in the next week, it's probably only because of GDPR compliance— Casey Kolderup (@ckolderup) May 16, 2018
And some last minute bonus entries…
just got a GDPR email from a company with every single recipient accidentally CCd in. Great start lads— Ben (@b3nfox) May 24, 2018
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