Inboxes around the world are clotting up as deadline for companies to comply with following regulation nears

A last-minute flurry of emails from companies trying to retain purchasers ahead of the deadline for Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation( GDPR) has caused a slay of complaints – and memes – on social media.

Friday is the last day for companies to comply with GDPR regulations and as a result, inboxes around the world are blocking up with emails threats that” the specific characteristics program has changed” and pleas to” just click here so we can stay in signature “.

The whole process has inspired the internet to rope in everyone from Julian Assange to Donald Trump to Prince William in an attempt to illustrate their thwarting at the electronic onslaught.

Cirque du SoLame (@ _Katenip)

DO YOU STILL WANT TO GET OUR EMAILS AFTER GDPR TAKES EFFECT? pic.twitter.com/ oyx6 5FHNTC

May 23, 2018

Mark Gillies (@ 5goalthriller)

DO YOU STILL WANT TO GET MY EMAILS AFTER GDPR TAKES EFFECT? pic.twitter.com/ I82jjIPKLo

May 23, 2018

Declan Cashin-Chalamet-Porowski-B.Jordan (@ Tweet_Dec)

DO YOU STILL WANT TO GET MY EMAILS AFTER GDPR TAKES EFFECT pic.twitter.com/ BuchzIh1zB

May 23, 2018

Mnrrnt& 200 others (@ Mnrrnt)

DO YOU STILL WANT TO GET OUR EMAILS AFTER GDPR TAKES EFFECT? pic.twitter.com/ zNVFMRRAqM

May 23, 2018

Mo’ (@ mocent0)

When you’re the only party in Britain wishing you could receive emails about GDPR pic.twitter.com/ ZEAxbpEKlD

May 23, 2018

The breadth “of the organizations activities” captured by the new laws surprised some.

Gareth Milner (@ mrgarethm)

Even Rage Against The Machine has to abide by GDPR. pic.twitter.com/ XY7qdToo46

May 23, 2018

Some admired the marketing tactics.

Alex Wickham (@ WikiGuido)

Labour GDPR email. You will” break Jeremy’s birthday” if you don’t sign on. pic.twitter.com/ lRXe9yNQzP

May 23, 2018

Hafsa (@ hafsa_alrifai)

My favourite GDPR email so far pic.twitter.com/ K7tFFNsE09

May 23, 2018

While others discovered the absurdity in it.

Alistair Cunningham (@ Cunningham_UK)

Ironic that the GDPR has almost certainly unleashed the biggest deluge of spam in the history of the internet.

May 23, 2018

Earlier this week, the term “GDPR” appeared to be tending highest in Google Search volume than Beyonce.

Jason Karaian (@ jkaraian)

GDPR is bigger than Beyonce https :// t.co/ KvXvrEDtth pic.twitter.com/ rWPtslNayz

May 22, 2018

The brand-new regulation is a substitution for the 1995 Data Protection Directive, which has til now placed the minimum standards for processing data in the EU.

GDPR will greatly consolidates a number of rights: mortals will find themselves with more supremacy to demand companies discover or remove the personal data they regard; regulators will be able to work in concert across the EU for the first time, rather than “ve had to” opening disconnected activities in each jurisdiction; and their enforcement actions will have real teeth, with the maximum fine now contacting the highest of EUR2 0m( PS17. 5m) or 4% of the company’s world-wide turnover.

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