GDPR Hall of Shame

GDPR shutdowns and horror stories 👎

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#3 Product of the DayMay 24, 2018

With only a couple of dates to go until GDPR comes into force, companies are scrambling to comply. However some are doing terrible jobs!

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  • Isaac Rosenberg
    Isaac RosenbergBuilding MapHunt



    If there is anything to shame, it's the bill itself.

    GDPR is the largest attack on the free internet since SOPA. It places huge liability onto small businesses and entities, with arbitrary consequences, regardless of location. GDPR divides our internet and our society, while we're literally laughing our free and open internet away.

    Isaac Rosenberg has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Potential to showcase websites that intentionally don't comply or abuse data privacy.


    Petty, apathetic towards these companies, founder clearly doesn't understand the GDPR (website is not compliant with GDPR).

    This project is petty and insulting. You could've built something to help people instead of shitting on companies - some of them even DO comply with the GDPR but you just didn't like their changes (e.g. Razer).

    ⚠️ Worst of all: your website is NOT GDPR compliant. 👎

    It doesn't have a Privacy Policy and breaks GDPR compliance by sharing personal data with FOUR different third parties: Twitter, Cloudflare, Google Fonts, Google Tag Manager (analytics).

    Your "GDPR Hall of Shame" is the prime example of what should be on the GDPR Hall of Shame.

    Sébastien Vercammen has used this product for one day.


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Owen Andrews
Owen Andrews@owenandrews_ · Software Developer, Roar Film
But is the hall of shame GDPR compliant?
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@owenandrews_ Except for Google Analytics, yes! Love to replace that with something else...
Nick Frost@thinker · Co-Founder & Partner at Blocknauts.
@ow Google Analytics can’t be used for website analytics anymore if one wants to be GDPR compliant?
Sébastien Vercammen
Sébastien Vercammen@sebastienvercammen
@owenandrews_ No it's not, it shares data with FOUR different parties: Twitter, Cloudflare, Google Fonts, Google Tag Manager (analytics) and doesn't have a Privacy Policy. 👎
Sooraj 🌏@iamsooraj · Building AsyncMatic for remote teams
@owenandrews_ Wont anonymising the IP make it GDPR compliant ?
Paul Jarvis@pjrvs · Author of Company of One
@owenandrews_ @ow i'll have a solution for gdpr approved stats tracking.... soon.
Aaron Lee D'Souza
Aaron Lee D'Souza@aaroniclee · Designer/Executive
LOL at all the sour people here who are calling this petty. @Ow Owen, you did a great job. GDPR has been in the making for two years, people should have been preparing and not scrambling at the last minute.
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@aaroniclee Thank you!
@aaroniclee I agree with your statement, but this website seems scrambled as well. Done last minute mocking companies who actually looked up the GDPR regulations and decided how they want to comply. @ow Did not even look into making the website compliant... Strangely his main product appears to be compliant.
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@aaroniclee @empty2k12 What are we talking about compliance-wise? As far as I can see, anonymizing Google Analytics should be sufficient, and it's the only snippet I'm loading.
Deyson Ortiz
Deyson Ortiz@deysonortiz · I help create visuals that engage
@ow @aaroniclee Do European companies have to follow all U.S. privacy and internet laws as well as their own?
Stephen M. Walker II
Stephen M. Walker II@aethelyon · Head of Product Design @ Freeletics
This is petty. Owen, if you worked at a company that implemented updates for GDPR, you would have empathy for the complexity and work required to meet the regulations. Sitting on the sidelines and pointing fingers doesn't build you any personal credibility. Why not spend the time highlighting companies which are doing delightful things to provide privacy to users?
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@aethelyon I'll happily make the antithesis to this,, if people want to send them over!
Naeem@heynaeem · Founder @ ContentFly
@aethelyon @ow Yeah, pretty sad dude. This is a stressful time for a lot of people running businesses, and sitting there pointing fingers when you're not having to deal with the weight of similar decisions is obnoxious.
Stephen M. Walker II
Stephen M. Walker II@aethelyon · Head of Product Design @ Freeletics
@ow off the cuff, Marvel has done a great job. so has Strava, which had the added complexity of processing data that could be considered health data.
Scott Bowler
Scott Bowler@scotty_bowler · Co-founder
@aethelyon @ow don't let the naysayers get you down - gdpr has been on its way for 2 years. As a business owner and consumer, I love your site
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@aethelyon @heynaeem Eh? They've had two years to prepare. Sympathy, yes, but also - there is no excuse!
jeff!@the_real_jw · larry bird parody account
Was this product shared in a GDPR advisor Slack channel? Why are there so many people here concerned about the feelings of corporations failing to be GDPR complaint?
Emily Tate
Emily Tate@thedailyem · Product Manager, Pivotal Labs
Thanks for this! As an American, I am particularly interested in which companies are shutting down in Europe due to GDPR - it is helpful in knowing who I should avoid doing business with here since they are obviously not willing to respect my data!
Owen Williams
Owen WilliamsMaker@ow · Building re:Charged.
@thedailyem Thank you so much Emily!