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Privacy cartoons

Here at the OPC we take privacy seriously, but sometimes a little humour can be a very effective way to drive the point home.


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  1. "Ah, I see you’ve been rated as a ‘lousy tipper’ so I couldn’t possibly give you a table sir!"
  2. Garage sale
    "Wow, look at this! The first cell phone, released in 1983!
    Interesting… The same year as the last Privacy Act update!"
  3. Pawn shop
    "This ring ain’t worth much, but I’ll give you fifty bucks for your personal information!"
  4. "My auto insurance just went up… My last data upload said I was driving too fast!"
  5. "I’m afraid you’ll have to go, son. When I accepted the terms on their website, I didn’t see that we had to give up our first born!"
  6. "You must be this tall and provide an iris scan to play on this equipment."
  7. "I’m posting ‘First tinkle, proud mama!’"
    "You do know that will come back to haunt her when she’s fourteen!"
  8. "Mr. Tracker, can you please describe to the court Lucy’s heart rate and sleep patterns before the accident?"
  9. "Like us on our social site and get a free chili chicken taco!"
    "One chili chicken taco for Diane, who lives at 253 Centre Street, Apartment 305!"
  10. "Don, I appreciate that you’re trying to follow the company’s new e-mail policy, but pig latin is not an effective form of encryption!"
  11. "Mary Landry, your maternity leave has been approved."
    "I’m Marty Landry, and I’m pretty sure I’m not pregnant!"
  12. "Don’t click on ‘I agree’ until you’ve read their privacy policy!"
    "That’s what I’ve been doing since last night!"
  13. "I can assure you that our concern for protecting personal information is very deep-seated!"
  14. "Is my dad ever going to laugh when he sees himself on Youtube!"
  15. "Every time i go on-line and say i really like to rock, i get a pop-up ad for this chair!"
  16. "I think the employees are on to our hidden cameras"
  17. "We really didn't have to strip search you...we just needed a laugh!"
  18. "Of course i value my privacy...that's why i only share my personal information with 700 of my closest friends!"
  19. "Everything looks in, if you'll just fill out a little personal information!"
  20. "Do you mind looking over my shoulder?"
  21. "Don't worry, everything in your medical file is strictly confidential!"
  22. "At least we can have lunch without the boss looking over our shoulders!"
  23. "Well, it sure doesn't look like an air freshener to me!"
  24. "What makes you think i'm being targeted?"
  25. "It's just a little test we give to all our job applicants. There's a pencil, some paper and that little cup is for a urine sample!"
  26. "The boss gave me flowers for my birthday...Isn't that thoughtful?"
  27. "It's been completely reconditioned...and for an extra fifty bucks i'll put back all the juicy stuff i found on this guy's hard drive!"
  28. "I know that you're worried about losing your personal identification, dear, but surely there are better ways of protecting it!"
  29. "Hello, is this the doctor's office?... Thank you for sending me all that information, but my name isn't Amber and i'm pretty sure i'm not pregnant!"
  30. "Well, the room is nice, but that big pigeon is really starting to bother me!"
  31. "Did you see some boxes of confidential personal information? I left them on the floor right beside my desk!"
  32. "I feel like I know you so well... I just watched your live birth on your mom's facebook page!"
  33. "I finally found my own identity...and somebody stole it!"
  34. "I'm afraid it's just not that simple to get out of a social network, dear!"
  35. "I need you to explain this to me in twenty words or less!"
  36. "More pop-up ads cat food! You've been on my computer again, haven't you?"
  37. "Privacy policy"
  38. "I think you'll find our safeguards for protecting your personal information more than adequate!"
  39. "I remember when i wanted to get in shape to look good on vacation...Now i do it to look good on airport naked body scans!"
  40. "No, i won't forget to wash my hands, now stop tracking me, mother!"
  41. "Ooh, check that cute guy! Forget it...He can't hold down a job, lives with his mother and collects salt and pepper shakers in the shape of farm animals!"
  42. "I'm sorry you're worreid about losing our personal information, ma'am, but I fix leaky taps, not leaky apps!"
  43. "Uhh, sorry, i would love to tell you, but we have respect...umm...Privacy Law!"
  44. "And exactly why do you need my social insurance number just to sell me a hot dog?"
  45. "This looks like a great idea, Mike! did you remember to do PIA? PIA?! Personal Income Accounting?! Public Input Arrangement?! Private Investigation Agency?! Pretty Interesting Anecdote?!"
  46. "If only i could get frequent flyer miles for the travels of my personal information!"
  47. "I suppose it would have been easier to build it in at the beginning!"
  48. "I told you someone was phishing and not to open that attachment!"
  49. "Talk about a coincidence...someone with the same name as you, who looks just like you, called his boss a big fat, pea-brained moron on Facebook!"
  50. "And now, for my next trick, i will guess your name, address, date of birth, bank account balance and where you have that special tattoo!"
  51. "I know so much about her from her social networking site that I can't think of a thing to ask her!...I know so much about him from his social networking site that I can't think of a thing to ask him!"
  52. "This is our new chief privacy officer... he takes his job rather seriously!"
  53. "Actually, we're interested in genomes, not gnomes!"
  54. "5,000 points on your rewards card....that's enough to get you something for that athlete's foot!"
  55. "Offhand, I'd say we have an accountability problem."
  56. "Ha! My new boyfriend is loaded! Looks like he's picking up the tab next time!"
  57. "I have identified the source of our privacy breach and dealt with it, Sir!"
  58. "Good morning, SWEETBUNS96...Sorry, Sir, didn't mean to call you by your online handle!"
  59. "I'm live-streaming this - can you speak directly into my techno-tie?"
  60. "I'm glad you took our privacy training session to heart, Bob, but there's really no need for the outfit!"
  61. "Why on earth are we suddenly getting pop-up ads for wedding rings and floral arrangements?"
  62. "I'd like to hire you, but according to your surfing habits, you're a dog person and we're all cat people here!"
  63. "Ignore's just my dad's drone keeping an eye on us!"
  64. "There's a lot of sensitive personal information on this flash drive so handle it with care!"
  65. " I can assure you that our concern for protecting personal information is very deep-seated!"
  66. "How would you like to pay for your purchase today - cash, credit, or personal information?"
  67. "Spam."
  68. "Before I download your app, my lawyer here would like to ask you a few questions!"
  69. "That's not quite what I meant when I told you to wipe those computers clean!"
  70. "A cartoon showing a person who is surprised to see four surveillance cameras sprouting from the back of the computer that he is using."
  71. "Enter passcode."
  72. "His diet's ok, but he hasn't been to the gym since January..."
  73. "Illustration depicts an individual using a computer and generating a data trail that is being held by a character representing the globe. It illustrates the idea that individuals using online devices can create data trails that can travel around the world."
  74. "Consent. Yes. No."
  75. "Confidential."
  76. "Illustration depicts a variety of ways that information from our body is collected and tracked by devices we use in our daily lives, for example fitness trackers and mobile devices."
  77. "They say an elephant never forgets! Neither does the internet!"
  78. "Sorry, we'll have to take a brief recess... I'm having trouble reading—let alone understanding—this privacy policy!"
  79. "Hey, John your mom tweeted your raise again! From 83 to 85K/year. #SOPROUD #GOJOHN"
  80. "Ok, that takes care of all the locally stored customer info, but what about all the stuff in the cloud?"
  81. "No ice cream until you walk five more kilometres!"
  82. "I'll need to photocopy your driver's license."
  83. "Sorry, I'm a little short on my rent this month! And yet our surveillance camera saw you carrying in a big screen TV yesterday!"
  84. "I don't know why I spend so much money on toys when little Amelia just plays with that one!"
  85. "Why so glum? Maybe because you bought that tie from us in the mid-90's? Why not cheer yourself up with a new tie during our big tie sale?"
  86. "Is everything connected to the internet? Just about, eh, toaster? Except the cofeemaker... he needs an upgrade!"
  87. "AHH! Who are you?! The ghost of your internet past!"
  88. "Speed up! Speed up! No way! Our car talks to the insurance company!"
  89. "Do you agree to us using your information however we want?
    • YES
    • INDEED
    • ALRIGHT!
    Where’s the 'NO' option?"
  90. "Well, I guess our appliances are communicating more than we are!"
  91. Employment office
    "I was caught looking up how much my neighbour owes on his house… you?
    Snooped on my ex’s pay stubs!"
  92. "I knew it was spam when they said I was eligible for a tax refund… I haven’t even done my taxes!"
  93. Neighbourhood drone photography
    $ 10.00 per print
    $ 100.00 to delete original
  94. "Nowadays, I’m feeling that my personal information is travelling more than I am!"
  95. "I know our password should be at least eight characters, but P-A-S-S-W-O-R-D seems a little weak!"
  96. "I’ll trade you my peanut butter sandwich and my password for a slice of your pizza!"
  97. "Dang, first they steal my identity, then they steal my secret identity!"
  98. "My app says you stopped at the donut shop… Did you happen to get any with sprinkles?"
  99. "I only meant to invite my friends, but I guess I forgot to adjust my privacy settings!"
  100. "Bumper crop this year… lots of people posting their email addresses online!"
  101. "No, we can’t just sweep them under the rug!"
  102. "My daughter found out my Netflix password is the one I use for all my accounts and deleted all the “embarrassing” photos on my social networks!"
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