- Netflix says ‘Fortnite’ is more competition than HBO Friday 8:25 PM
- This computer-generated Insta model looks staggeringly real Friday 7:15 PM
- Netflix is bringing back ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ with ‘Stranger Things’ producer Friday 6:42 PM
- Facebook is creating a meme feature to bring back the teens Friday 4:13 PM
- A hitman’s smartwatch helped send him to prison for life Friday 4:05 PM
- Privacy group files complaints against Netlifx, Spotify for GDPR violations Friday 3:02 PM
- Bikini Kill reunion show sale proves the internet is still hell for live music fans Friday 2:55 PM
- Teen’s photo of Nazi-themed school-dance invite goes viral Friday 2:31 PM
- Ben Shapiro comes out as pro-baby Hitler in March for Life message Friday 2:28 PM
- Facebook staffers caught writing 5-star Amazon reviews for Portal speaker Friday 2:27 PM
- R. Kelly supporters are using #FirstThem to protect him Friday 1:55 PM
- Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets his disappointment about Trump and Puerto Rico Friday 1:28 PM
- YouTuber Simone Giertz reveals her brain tumor has returned Friday 1:07 PM
- ‘Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ feels like a bad one-man show Friday 12:37 PM
- Post-cataclysmic sci-fi flick ‘IO’ fails to stand out in its saturated genre Friday 12:30 PM
Unless you’re someone who’s completely isolated from the digital world, you’ve probably noticed that your email has been bombarded in the past few weeks with messages from social networks letting you know that they’ve updated their privacy policies.
That’s because companies were preparing their sites for the European Union’s privacy legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. Designed to give online privacy rights back to users and ensure social networks and third-parties don’t take advantage of them, the legislation overhauls how companies and organizations handle data.
Of course, not everyone stays up to date on European legislation, and quite a few Americans took to Twitter to make jokes about all of the emails they were receiving. It didn’t take long for the internet to turn GDPR into a meme.
Rian Johnson, director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, may have just made the best GDPR meme yet. He turned the iconic opening scrawl of words from the movies into an updated privacy policies email.
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) May 24, 2018
There were a few other GDPR memes that came in a close second to Johnson.
Finds deserted island
a message in a bottle washes onto the beach
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) May 24, 2018
— Maribel Molina (@marimolina385) May 24, 2018
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) May 24, 2018
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) May 25, 2018
— Kati (@katij_25) May 23, 2018
— Chloe Dungate (@ScarfDemon) May 24, 2018
— b.b (@benoobrown) May 25, 2018
Faint radio signal from a distant solar system detected.
Many think it may the first signs of extraterrestrial life.
Earths greatest minds diverted to decipher it.
— John Nejady (@ItsNej) May 25, 2018
GDPR went into effect on Friday. See how the legislation affects different users based on where they’re located.
Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.