> The deadline is looming, and now those hoarding data in the shadows finally reveal themselves It has been a particularly busy week for most, and it's only going to ramp up. You'll be sick of it. That famous phrase that is creeping up on all organisations that deal with any data concerning EU Citizens. ![[Pasted image 20240504232936.png]] Now with less than two weeks to the deadline - everyone and their dog is panicking and mass mailing out to their customer base with Privacy Policy updates, GDPR opt-in's and other various knee-jerk communications. Everyone is currently quoting a certain actor every time the mail client dings. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Current mood:<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GDPR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GDPR</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DSGVO?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DSGVO</a> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdQ9xY0X4AAsHy6.jpg"></a></p>&mdash; Pawel Strzyzewski (@pawel_str) <a href="https://twitter.com/pawel_str/status/996489342691536896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 15, 2018</a></blockquote> Now the horde of notifications has one unintended consequence as thousands of firms scramble to be compliant by the deadline, and we as "users" of their services are currently racking their brains with three questions * How does X have my information? * Why do you still have my data? * Who is this company? It's going to be interesting to see how these firms explain themselves when you've never dealt with them, given your consent, or stopped being a customer years ago. Bring on the GDPR Subject Access Requests. As usual - twitter brought an interesting case from a firm that should know better to avoid the limelight, more so with their current system migration issues: <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/TSB?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TSB</a>, fancy explaining why you&#39;re sending me a letter when I&#39;ve never had an account with you, and how you&#39;ve got my name and address. Surely <a href="https://twitter.com/lloyds?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@lloyds</a> haven&#39;t supplied you with them?</a> <img src="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdTRTLpW0AIuchj.jpg:small"></img></p>&mdash; Sam Akroyd (@spammehuk) <a href="https://twitter.com/spammehuk/status/996651562658344960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 16, 2018</a></blockquote> --- [[Epistemic status|Colophon: Brewed]]