It’s Monday May 28.
By now, you’ve probably received a million plus emails regarding GDPR compliance from various subscriptions that were already previously flooding your inboxes.
“Please don’t go”
“Don’t let this be our last message”
“Let’s keep in touch”
First and foremost, GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is an important thing. It’s the new guidelines that are reforming data protection across Europe. Basically, all members of the EU as well as businesses who do work with or offers services to those in the EU, are required to protect the data of its customers and ensure that it is gathered and protected responsibly. This is the two sentence summary of it, but ZDNet does a great job of breaking the whole thing down.
However, the facts about GDPR and why it matters are almost completely over-shadowed by the hilarious memes and tweets people are sharing about all the emails they’re receiving.
Here’s what captured our minutes this week:
GDPR all day, every day.
Finds deserted island— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) May 24, 2018
a message in a bottle washes onto the beach
Laughs and all, we do want to take a moment to point out something important about these GDPR emails. For every single one that’s probably going to annoy the crap out of you, you should probably still take a second to read the privacy policies (or friendly summaries thereof) of the platforms and services you use the most.
Just remember. You’re the one blindly clicking “accept.” And while GDPR is definitely a big step in the right direction for holding companies accountable for what they do with customer data, we, the customers, should still take control of our data.
At the end of the day, people engage with content by lending their minutes. Content is successful when its battery is fully charged with attention.
What will win this week?
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