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The 12 Days of GDPR Christmas Song

On the first day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the second day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the third day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the fourth day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the fifth day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

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On the sixth day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the seventh day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
seven GDPR webinars a-webinaring,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the eight day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
eight GDPR check lists a-checklisting,
seven GDPR webinars a-webinaring,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the ninth day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
nine form fields with complete descriptions,
eight GDPR check lists a-checklisting,
seven GDPR webinars a-webinaring,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the tenth day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
ten GDPR guides a-guiding,
nine form fields with complete descriptions,
eight GDPR check lists a-checklisting,
seven GDPR webinars a-webinaring,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the eleventh day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
eleven IP address tracking notifications notifying,
ten GDPR guides a-guiding,
nine form fields with complete descriptions,
eight GDPR check lists a-checklisting,
seven GDPR webinars a-webinaring,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

On the twelth day of Christmas GDPR gave to me,
twelve panic attacks attacking,
eleven IP address tracking notifications notifying,
ten GDPR guides a-guiding,
nine form fields with complete descriptions,
eight GDPR check lists a-checklisting,
seven GDPR webinars a-webinaring,
six opt-in banners a-bannering,
five data breach notifications,
four data storage options,
three ways to update subscription preferences,
two pop ups to accept cookies, and
an email about a new privacy policy.

Want to know everything about GDPR and how it could impact you?

What is GDPR?

Laws, enforced by The Information Commissioner’s Office, spelling out the digital rights for citizens of the European Union that focus on keeping consumers’ information private.

What does the GDPR do?

As of May 25, 2018 the GDPR provides citizens new rights to access the information companies hold about them, and enforces new, better data management obligations on businesses.

Who does the GDPR apply to?

The GDPR applies to organizations located within the EU, and organizations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects.

What are the 7 principles of GDPR?

1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
2. Purpose limitation
3. Data minimization
4. Accuracy
5. Storage limitation
6. Integrity and confidentiality
7. Accountability

What does GDPR mean for emails?

A business must provide an unchecked opt-in subscription box unbundled from other terms & conditions, plus a way for the EU citizen to easily manage subscription preferences.

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By Megan Mitzel

I'm the wearer of overalls behind the marketing advice website Marketing Overalls. I'm also a senior marketing director with more than ten years of experience leading acquisition and lifecycle marketing at successful startups. Before that, I got a business degree at UNC-Chapel Hill. Before that, I owned a seashell shop. And that's the tea on me.