Funny and Creative Privacy Notices

Carmen E.

GDPR Driven Privacy Notices

 

We hope that by now you have finished reading over the flood of privacy notice updates you’ve received and – ehm – you haven’t just been clicking delete each time you see one pop up in your email. Yes, you should be reading each privacy notice update you receive. Ever since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has come into place companies are now required to describe in an explicit manner how they handle your data, what your rights are regarding your data, and how to opt out from some of the company’s uses of your data in their privacy policies. This provides you, the user, much more control of what happens to your data. It’s great stuff, if you read it!

Without a doubt, some companies have gone above and beyond with their privacy policy rewrites, sprinkling it with spice, humor, and well…honesty. One company that really takes you for a ride with their privacy policy is Writers’ HQ. Writers’ HQ privacy policy starts with the following:

“The best bit about the GDPR is that all this has to be “concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible” so hold on to your hats, motherf**kers, this is going to be the shortest, clearest and best freakin’ privacy policy you ever did see.

So. Here we go…”

” Without a doubt, some companies have gone above and beyond with their privacy policy rewrites, sprinkling it with spice, humor, and well…honesty..”

You are sure to get a laugh so go ahead and read it. Other companies that used their creativity when rewriting their privacy policy are Tumblr.

“Tumblr may determine your location by using drone technology and live video feeds. Ha ha, no, we just check out your IP address or any location data you attach to a post. Normal stuff.”

And, of course, not to be outdone, Web Comic XKCD has a great, albeit not real, privacy notice.

Not necessarily funny, but definitely on the creative and informative sited, the UK’s ICO has a video you can watch that informs you what information their privacy notice contains and your rights.

If you have a funny, creative or other interesting privacy notice we should highlight, contact us.

And, of course, if you don’t have time to make a privacy notice like these, you can always use our award-winning privacy notice generator at simpleprivacynotice.com!

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