Poems for Data Privacy Day 2021

On the 28th of January 2021 we celebrated Data Privacy Day by asking our community for poems, as in some parts of the world, people also celebrated fun-at-work-day and poetry day. Find below the most popular results:

What is your approach to GDPR. 
It is like Three Little Pigs that go out to the world, with the lesson from their mother “do the best you can in life.” And the first two pigs like to play and they quickly build their a house of straw and one of sticks, so they have more time for fun. The third pig, who is far more serious and takes the time to build his house of bricks. When the Big Bad Wolf passes by, he quickly huffs and puffs apart the straw and wooden house, but he can’t damage the brick house, which keeps the third pig very safe.
What will you do when the GDPR wolf passes by? Take it seriously!
Happy Data Privacy Day

- by Joris Bommers

Roses are red, violets are blue, 
Abuse my data and I will sue You !

- by Robin Smets

Data Privacy or data piracy? 
Do you know about data privacy? 
Or do you know about data piracy? 
Beware to not cry wolf
Or instead to go play golf
For your (personal) data may no longer exist privately

- by Saartje Lambregts

Care to learn more about Data Privacy? Then definitely go check the following links: 

  • Platforms:
    • The Belgian Data Protection Authorityhttps://www.gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit.be/;
    • Tactical Tech is an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society: https://tacticaltech.org/#/news/a-data-day;
    • CPDP is a non-profit platform originally founded in 2007 by research groups from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Université de Namur and Tilburg University. The platform was joined in the following years by the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique and the Fraunhofer Institut für System und Innovationsforschung and has now grown into a platform carried by 20 academic centers of excellence from the EU, the US and beyond. As a world-leading multidisciplinary conference CPDP offers the cutting edge in legal, regulatory, academic and technological development in privacy and data protection. Within an atmosphere of independence and mutual respect, CPDP gathers academics, lawyers, practitioners, policy-makers, industry and civil society from all over the world in Brussels, offering them an arena to exchange ideas and discuss the latest emerging issues and trends. This unique multidisciplinary formula has served to make CPDP one of the leading data protection and privacy conferences in Europe and around the world. Link: https://www.cpdpconferences.org/.
  • Events
    • InfoSecurity: vakbeurs en congres over IT-secutrity, datamanagement en cloud computing: A digital edition will take place on 31th March and 1st April: http://www.infosecurity.be;
    • GDPR Salon: the yearly gathering of the most important stakeholders, DPOs and privacy professionals in the public and private sector. The event provides cases, insights and reports on GDPR and ePrivacy. The GDPR Salon is the result of the collaboration of the Privacy Salon, CPDP, VUB, LSEC and VVSG: https://gdprsalon.be/
  • Not specifically related to GDPR / privacy only:

Credits to Christiane Vandepitte, Filip Hendrickx and Saartje Lambregts for these resources!

See you next year?