Despite companies having two years to prepare, many of them waited until the last day, flooding our inboxes with long policy updates nobody has time to read. Inevitably, people have been making jokes about the shared inconvenience.
Along with the Star Wars reference above, another Star Wars joke was made by Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson:
And the “Is this a pigeon?” meme:
Other people on Twitter used the GDPR as a handy excuse to shut down uncomfortable lines of inquiry:
And there were numerous references to movies, including Independence Day, The Little Mermaid, Pacific Rim, and The Fugitive.
Video game references also made an appearance, specifically The Legend of Zelda series:
The jokes continued throughout the holiday weekend: