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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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Privacy topics

  1. Biometrics
  2. Commercial gathering of personal information
  3. Consent
  4. Driver’s licences
  5. Health and medical information
  6. Identity theft
  7. Internet and online privacy
  8. Internet of things
  9. Landlord and tenant relationship
  10. Mobile devices and apps
  11. Passwords
  12. Personal information transferred across borders
  13. Personal reputation
  14. Privacy Act reform
  15. Privacy and kids
  16. Privacy and society
  17. Privacy at work
  18. Privacy breaches
  19. Privacy impact assessments
  20. Privacy policies
  21. Public safety and law enforcement
  22. Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  23. Social networking
  24. Spam
  25. Storing personal information
  26. Surveillance and monitoring
  27. Terms of use agreements

1. Biometrics

Privacy Cartoons: Biometrics
Description Privacy Cartoon
At a playground a little boy and his mother read a sign beside a small camera on a clown face that says, "You must be this tall and provide an iris scan to play on this equipment." You must be this tall and provide an iris scan to play on this equipment.
A woman at a desk is talking to a small white-bearded man with a red coat, pointy green shoes and a pointy green hat. A sign on the wall says "Biobank." She says, "Actually, we’re interested in genomes, not gnomes!" Actually, we're interested in genomes, not gnomes!

2. Commercial gathering of personal information

 
Privacy Cartoons: Commercial gathering of personal information
Description Privacy Cartoon
At a pawn shop. The owner of the shop is examining a piece of jewelry. He tells the customer, "This ring ain’t worth much, but I’ll give you 50 bucks for your personal information!" Pawn shop: This ring ain’t worth much, but I’ll give you fifty bucks for your personal information!
A man looks at a bill in his hand and says to his wife, "My auto insurance just went up… My last data upload said I was driving too fast!" My auto insurance just went up… My last data upload said I was driving too fast!
At a grocery store checkout, the cashier holds up a syringe and tells a woman customer, "That will be $28.45…now if I can just get your postal code, phone number and a small blood sample…" That will be $28.75...Now if you can just get your postal code, phone number and a small blood sample...
A pharmacist at his computer says to an unhappy-looking woman, "5,000 points on your rewards card....that’s enough to get you something for that athlete’s foot!" 5,000 points on your rewards card....that's enough to get you something for that athlete's foot!
A cashier at a grocery store asks a female customer, "How would you like to pay for your purchase today - cash, credit, or personal information?" How would you like to pay for your purchase today - cash, credit, or personal information?
A small car has a big transport truck driving closely up behind it. The woman in the car says to the man who is driving, "Speed up! Speed up!" The anxious-looking man says, "No way! Our car talks to the insurance company!" Speed up! Speed up! No way! Our car talks to the insurance company!
A female farmer is riding in a combine and is harvesting pieces of paper that say "email" on them. It says, "Email harvester" on the combine. "Bumper crop this year… lots of people posting their email addresses online!" Bumper crop this year… lots of people posting their email addresses online!

3. Consent

 
Privacy Cartoons: Consent
Description Privacy Cartoon
An illustration of two faces saying "Yes, oui" and "No, non," with pictures of a paper form on a clipboard and an online form on a laptop, to show the idea of consent. Yes. No.
A puzzled woman at a computer reads an online privacy policy that says,

Do you agree to us using your information however we want?
  • YES
  • INDEED
  • ALRIGHT!
Her thoughts are "Where’s the ’No’ option?"
Do you agree to us using your information however we want?

4. Driver’s licences

Privacy Cartoons: Driver’s licences
Description Privacy Cartoon
A man is opening his wallet at a lemonade stand. He looks shocked when the little girl at the stand says, "I’ll need to photocopy your driver’s license." I'll need to photocopy your driver's license.

5. Health and medical information

Privacy Cartoons: Health and medical information
Description Privacy Cartoon
In a courtroom, a giant GPS watch with a face is in the witness box. A female defendant is seated in court. The prosecutor asks the watch, "Mr. Tracker, can you please describe to the court Lucy’s heart rate and sleep patterns before the accident?" Mr. Tracker, can you please describe to the court Lucy’s heart rate and sleep patterns before the accident?
In an office, a voice comes out of a laptop computer, "Mary Landry, your maternity leave has been approved." The man sitting at the computer replies, "I’m Marty Landry, and I’m pretty sure I’m not pregnant!" Mary Landry, your maternity leave has been approved. I’m Marty Landry, and I’m pretty sure I’m not pregnant!
A man is sitting at a desk in a workplace. An older man standing above him points to the pile on the desk and says,"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!" 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!
An elderly lady is looking at some papers in her hand and talking on the phone in her home. She says, "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!" 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!
A picture of an outdoor scene with people cycling, running, rollerblading and sailing boats. Bar graphs and streams follow them, showing that people’s devices are collecting and tracking information from their bodies. 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.

6. Identity theft

Privacy Cartoons: Identity theft
Description Privacy Cartoon
A woman tells another woman over coffee, "I finally found my own identity...and somebody stole it!" I finally found my own identity...and somebody stole it!
A man dressed as a superhero is at a computer. "Dang, first they steal my identity, then they steal my secret identity!" Dang, first they steal my identity, then they steal my secret identity!

7. Internet and online privacy

   
Privacy Cartoons: Internet and online privacy
Description Privacy Cartoon
An older man is at a computer. He says to his wife, "Every time i go on-line and say i really like to rock, i get a pop-up ad for this chair!" A rocking chair is on the screen. Every time i go on-line and say i really like to rock, i get a pop-up ad for this chair!
A man in front of a computer is wearing a red sweater with a large target on it. "What makes you think I’m being targeted?" he says to his wife. What makes you think i'm being targeted?
Three computer programmers are trying to physically push a large banner into the opening of a mainframe computer. The banner says "Privacy." One man says, "I suppose it would have been easier to build it in at the beginning!" I suppose it would have been easier to build it in at the beginning!
A woman is trying hard to pull a man back who is gasping and being pulled towards his computer by a hook and line coming out of the screen. She says, "I told you someone was phishing and not to open that attachment!" I told you someone was phishing and not to open that attachment!
A magician announces to his audience, "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!" Under the back of the magician’s cloak, a guy is typing quickly on a laptop. 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!
In a crowded elevator a woman with a briefcase says to a man with a briefcase, "Good morning, SWEETBUNS96...Sorry, Sir, didn’t mean to call you by your online handle!" He looks embarrassed. Good morning, SWEETBUNS96...Sorry, Sir, didn't mean to call you by your online handle!
At a desk with a sign above it saying "Human Resources" a woman says to a man, "I’d like to hire you, but according to your surfing habits, you’re a dog person and we’re all cat people here!" I'd like to hire you, but according to your surfing habits, you're a dog person and we're all cat people here!
A family look at an elephant at the zoo. The father says, "They say an elephant never forgets!" His wife looks at her phone with concern and says, "Neither does the internet!" They say an elephant never forgets!  Neither does the internet!
A young man wakes up in bed to find a ghostly figure with a computer screen face standing over him. He screams, "AHH! Who are you?!" It replies, "The ghost of your internet past!" AHH! Who are you?!  The ghost of your internet past!
In a bathroom, you can see only the feet and pants around the ankles of a person inside a stall. The person says, "No, I won’t forget to wash my hands, now stop tracking me, mother!" No, i won't forget to wash my hands, now stop tracking me, mother!
A fashionable-looking man walks into a restaurant. A woman at a table says to another, "Ooh, check out that cute guy!" The other woman who is reading her phone says, "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!" 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!
A young woman in an office points to something on her computer and says to a man who appears to be a coworker, "Ha! My new boyfriend is loaded! Looks like he’s picking up the tab next time!" Ha! My new boyfriend is loaded! Looks like he's picking up the tab next time!

8. Internet of things

Privacy Cartoons: Internet of things
Description Privacy Cartoon
A man is trying unsuccesfully to sleep. His furniture have eyes and all have gathered around his bed, looking like monsters in the dark. There are WIFI signals all around the furniture. The fridge says, "His diet’s ok, but he hasn’t been to the gym since January..." His diet's ok, but he hasn't been to the gym since January...
A man in exercise clothes opens the freezer door of his fridge. His GPS watch lights up and an electronic voice from the fridge says, "No ice cream until you walk 5 more kilometres!" No ice cream until you walk five more kilometres!
A woman is sitting with her husband in a kitchen. She asks her husband, "Is everything connected to the internet?" A voice from the fridge says, "Just about, eh, toaster?" The toaster replies, "Except the coffeemaker... he needs an upgrade!" Is everything connected to the internet?  Just about, eh, toaster?  Except the cofeemaker... he needs an upgrade!
A couple is watching TV. Streams of electronic activity reach from the TV, to the DVD player, to the mobile phone to the robotic vacuum to the computer monitor and then to the fridge in the kitchen. The man says, "Well, I guess our appliances are communicating more than we are!" Well, I guess our appliances are communicating more than we are!

9. Landlord and tenant relationship

Privacy Cartoons: Landlord and tenant relationship
Description Privacy Cartoon
A man says to a woman at the Building Superintendent’s office, "Sorry, I’m a little short on my rent this month!" She replies, "And yet our surveillance camera saw you carrying in a big screen TV yesterday!" 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!

10. Mobile devices and apps

 
Privacy Cartoons: Mobile devices and apps
Description Privacy Cartoon
A man is asleep on a couch while wearing nothing but polka-dot underwear and socks. His young son holds a smart phone over the man and says to another boy, "Is my dad ever going to laugh when he sees himself on Youtube!" Is my dad ever going to laugh when he sees himself on Youtube!
A man with a shirt that says "Al’s Plumbing" says to an older woman who’s standing at the door of her house and showing him her phone, "I’m sorry you’re worried about losing your personal information, ma’am, but I fix leaky taps, not leaky apps!" I'm sorry you're worreid about losing our personal information, ma'am, but I fix leaky taps, not leaky apps!
A little girl is curled up on a chair and is talking to her tablet while a man in a suit with a briefcase stands beside her. She says, "Before I download your app, my lawyer here would like to ask you a few questions!" Before I download your app, my lawyer here would like to ask you a few questions!
A woman walks into an office while holding a coffee and a bag. A man at a desk who appears to be a manager says to her,"My app says you stopped at the donut shop… Did you happen to get any with sprinkles?" My app says you stopped at the donut shop… Did you happen to get any with sprinkles?

11. Passwords

Privacy Cartoons: Passwords
Description Privacy Cartoon
A geometric design with the words above it, "Entrez le code / Enter passcode" and 4 circles to add the information. Enter passcode.
A woman looks over the shoulder of a man using a computer in a house. She says, "I know our password should be at least eight characters, but P-A-S-S-W-O-R-D seems a little weak!" I know our password should be at least eight characters, but P-A-S-S-W-O-R-D seems a little weak!
A woman looks appalled as she hears one boy in a lunchroom say to another, "I’ll trade you my peanut butter sandwich and my password for a slice of your pizza!" I’ll trade you my peanut butter sandwich and my password for a slice of your pizza!
Two woman are standing in an office. One woman looks concerned and says to the other: "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!" 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!

12. Personal information transferred across borders

Privacy Cartoons: Personal information transferred across borders
Description Privacy Cartoon
A man is using a computer while you see lines from the screen bouncing over a world map in front of him. "If only I could get frequent flyer miles for the travels of my personal information!" If only i could get frequent flyer miles for the travels of my personal information!
A man uses a computer, creating a string of printer paper that winds around and is held by a funny little man with a world globe for a head. It shows the idea that your online activities can create data trails that travel the world. 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.
Two pilots in the cockpit of a flying jet are talking. One says, "Nowadays, I’m feeling that my personal information is travelling more than I am!" Nowadays, I’m feeling that my personal information is travelling more than I am!

13. Personal reputation

Privacy Cartoons: Personal reputation
Description Privacy Cartoon
A middle-aged couple looked shocked as they wait at the entrance of a restaurant. The head waiter tells them, "Ah, I see you’ve been rated as a ‘lousy tipper’ so I couldn’t possibly give you a table sir!" Ah, I see you’ve been rated as a ‘lousy tipper’ so I couldn’t possibly give you a table sir!

14. Privacy Act reform

Privacy Cartoons: Privacy Act reform
Description Privacy Cartoon
At a garage sale, a man holds up a large, old-style mobile phone and says, "Wow, look at this! The first cell phone, released in 1983!" A woman replies, "Interesting… The same year as the last Privacy Act update!" Garage Sale: Wow, look at this! The first cell phone, released in 1983! Interesting… The same year as the last Privacy Act update!

15. Privacy and kids

Privacy Cartoons: Privacy and kids
Description Privacy Cartoon
Three mothers are talking in a playroom filled with many toys and decorations that are just lying around. A toddler-aged girl holds up a mobile device while 3 other toddlers gather around excited. A mother says, "I don’t know why I spend so much money on toys when little Amelia just plays with that one!" I don't know why I spend so much money on toys when little Amelia just plays with that one!

16. Privacy and society

 
Privacy Cartoons: Privacy and society
Description Privacy Cartoon
Members of the press are holding up microphones and cameras, but the person at the speaker’s platform is hiding. He says, "Uhh, sorry, i would love to tell you, but we have to respect...umm...Privacy Law!" Uhh, sorry, i would love to tell you, but we have respect...umm...Privacy Law!
There are protesters on a sidewalk holding signs. They say: "Stop World Hunger", "Stop homelessness", "Save the rainforest", and "Make love not war". A final protester is holding a sign that says, "Mind your own business". There are protesters on a sidewalk holding signs.
There is a bunch of bananas with cartoon faces. One banana is wearing a toque with a maple leaf on it. Another is wearing a sweater with a maple leaf on it. One banana has a red and white scarf on. There is text that says There is a bunch of bananas with cartoon faces.There is a bunch of bananas with cartoon faces.

17. Privacy at work

  
Privacy Cartoons: Privacy at work
Description Privacy Cartoon
Two men in suits are looking at feed from 6 cameras. They see closeups of a person putting their tongue out, an eye, a puppet clown on a stick, and a happy face drawing. One man says to the other. "I think the employees are on to our hidden cameras" I think the employees are on to our hidden cameras
Three men sit eating their lunch at work. One says, "At least we can have lunch without the boss looking over our shoulders!" A pair of eyes looks at them through a vent in the wall. At least we can have lunch without the boss looking over our shoulders!
Two women are in a washroom at work. A large camera is aimed at the stalls. "Well, it sure doesn’t look like an air freshener to me!" says one woman. Well, it sure doesn't look like an air freshener to me!
A woman at work tells another woman. "The boss gave me flowers for my birthday...Isn’t that thoughtful?" On the desk you see the bouquet of flowers with a cord coming out of it that leads to the boss’s office where he’s listening on headphones. The boss gave me flowers for my birthday...Isn't that thoughtful?
One man tells another man, "This is our new chief privacy officer... he takes his job rather seriously!" A large, tough-looking guy with CPO written on his teeshirt is looking over the second man’s shoulder, and a large angry-looking dog is with him. This is our new chief privacy officer... he takes his job rather seriously!
A woman says to a man at a desk who is wearing a dark trench coat with the lapels pulled up to his face, and a fedora hat pulled down low, "I’m glad you took our privacy training session to heart, Bob, but there’s really no need for the outfit!" I'm glad you took our privacy training session to heart, Bob, but there's really no need for the outfit!
In an office, a woman tells a man who is at a computer, "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!" 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!
Five people at their desks are all pointing fingers at each other. A woman and man are watching this and the woman says, "Offhand, I’d say we have an accountability problem." Offhand, I'd say we have an accountability problem.

18. Privacy breaches

    
Privacy Cartoons: Privacy breaches
Description Privacy Cartoon
At an ATM a man using the machine says to the man behind him, "Do you mind not looking over my shoulder?" while a hand reaches out of the machine to grab his card and a pair of eyes look at him out of the machine. Do you mind looking over my shoulder?
In top half of cartoon, a doctor puts his hand on a file and says to a patient, "Don’t worry, everything in your medical file is strictly confidential!" In bottom half of cartoon we see the cleaner sitting on the doctor’s desk at night, and reading the file with a grin on his face. Don't worry, everything in your medical file is strictly confidential!
A man is at a store that has a sign "Used Computers." The storeowner at the counter is showing him a laptop and says, "It’s been completely reconditioned...and for an extra 50 bucks I’ll put back all the juicy stuff I found on this guy’s hard drive!" 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!
A man in an office says to a woman, "Did you see some boxes of confidential personal information? I left them on the floor right beside my desk!" Outside you see a cleaning woman dumping boxes of paper in garbage cans and some papers blowing away in the wind. Did you see some boxes of confidential personal information? I left them on the floor right beside my desk!
In an office, a woman carrying a roll of duct tape walks up to a man and says to him, "I have identified the source of our privacy breach and dealt with it, Sir!" At a nearby desk another man has duct tape over his mouth. I have identified the source of our privacy breach and dealt with it, Sir!
A man tosses a flash drive to a woman and doesn’t see it go flying out the window while she tries to catch it. He says, "There’s a lot of sensitive personal information on this flash drive so handle it with care!" There's a lot of sensitive personal information on this flash drive so handle it with care!
In a garbage dump a seagull is standing on a computer monitor which has yellow tape across it saying "Confidential." The seagull has a computer disk in its mouth while more disks are falling down the hill of rubbish. Confidential.
In a line-up at the Employment Office, a man says to a woman who’s also waiting, "I was caught looking up how much my neighbour owes on his house… you?" The woman says, "Snooped on my ex’s pay stubs!" Employment office
A business man is holding a broom and is sweeping pieces of paper that say "data breach" under a carpet. His coworker says to him: "No, we can’t just sweep them under the rug!" No, we can’t just sweep them under the rug!

19. Privacy impact assessments

Privacy Cartoons: Privacy impact assessments
Description Privacy Cartoon
A woman at a desk labelled ATIP is looking at a report. She says to a man standing by the desk, "This looks like a great idea, Mike! did you remember to do a PIA?" The man looks confused and his thoughts are shown in a bubble: "PIA?! Personal Income Accounting?! Public Input Arrangement?! Private Investigation Agency?! Pretty Interesting Anecdote?!" 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?!

20. Privacy policies

Privacy Cartoons: Privacy policies
Description Privacy Cartoon
At a desk, a woman tells a man who is using a computer, "Don’t click on ‘I agree’ until you’ve read their privacy policy!" The man who looks very tired and unshaven with wrinkled clothing says, "That’s what I’ve been doing since last night!" Don’t click on ‘I agree’ until you’ve read their privacy policy! That’s what I’ve been doing since last night!
A man walks into the office of a privacy lawyer. He is carrying a scroll of paper that reaches to the ground and trails off down the hall. He says "I need you to explain this to me in twenty words or less!" The heading on the paper is Privacy Policy. I need you to explain this to me in twenty words or less!
A man at a computer looks unhappy as he reads on the screen, "Privacy policy. Personal information will forthwith be used only for discretionary implementation based upon contributing necessitating factors outlined in paragraph 49, subsection 13 of the heretofore mentioned chapter and will be based solely on content and context designations deemed relevant within a framework of varying societal parameters to be determined by..." Privacy policy
A judge holds a magnifying glass up to a device and says to the surprised-looking people in a courtroom, "Sorry, we’ll have to take a brief recess... I’m having trouble reading—let alone understanding—this privacy policy!" Sorry, we'll have to take a brief recess... I'm having trouble reading—let alone understanding—this privacy policy!

21. Public safety and law enforcement

Privacy Cartoons: Public safety and law enforcement
Description Privacy Cartoon
Two law officers say to a embarrassed-looking man in underwear who is holding his pants in front of him, "We really didn’t have to strip search you...we just needed a laugh!" We really didn't have to strip search you...we just needed a laugh!
Some people are sweating while using machines at a gym. One woman says to another, "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!" 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!

22. Social Insurance Number (SIN)

Privacy Cartoons: Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Description Privacy Cartoon
A vendor at a hotdog stand holds up a weiner on tongs. An older woman says to him, "And exactly why do you need my social insurance number just to sell me a hot dog?" And exactly why do you need my social insurance number just to sell me a hot dog?

23. Social networking

Privacy Cartoons: Social networking
Description Privacy Cartoon
A woman with a baby on her lap is typing into her laptop. She tells her husband, "I’m posting ‘First tinkle, proud mama!’" The man replies, "You do know that will come back to haunt her when she’s fourteen!" I’m posting ‘First tinkle, proud mama!’ You do know that will come back to haunt her when she’s fourteen!
At a taco stand, a woman has just used her smart phone. She is looking at a sign on the stand that says "Like us on our social site and get a free chili chicken taco!" The operator of the stand says, "One chili chicken taco for Diane, who lives at 253 Centre Street, Apartment 305!" 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!
In a family home, a young woman using a laptop says to an older man, "Of course I value my privacy...that’s why I only share my personal information with 700 of my closest friends!" Of course i value my privacy...that's why i only share my personal information with 700 of my closest friends!
A young couple are in a car at Lover’s Lane. The young man looks embarrassed and shocked. The young woman holding up her phone says "I feel like I know you so well... I just watched your live birth on your mom’s Facebook page!" I feel like I know you so well... I just watched your live birth on your mom's facebook page!
A middle-aged man is about to cut the cord on his computer. His wife says "I’m afraid it’s just not that simple to get out of a social network, dear!" I'm afraid it's just not that simple to get out of a social network, dear!
A man in a suit seated at a desk says to a more casually-dressed man standing by the desk, "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!" 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!
A young couple are on a date at a restaurant. They look at each other over glasses of wine and you can see their thoughts in bubbles: "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!" 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!
At a cocktail party a man has his suit jacket open to show a red tie with a flashing object in the middle. He says to the woman who is standing with him, having a drink, "I’m live-streaming this - can you speak directly into my techno-tie?" I'm live-streaming this - can you speak directly into my techno-tie?
Two men in suits are having drinks in a bar. One man holds up his phone and says, "Hey, John your mom tweeted your raise again!" Content from the tweet says, "From 83 to 85K/year. #SOPROUD #GOJOHN." John looks embarassed. Hey, John your mom tweeted your raise again!  From 83 to 85K/year. #SOPROUD #GOJOHN
There is a cocktail party with a large number and variety of adults, children and a baby. They are wearing all sorts of different outfits. People are wearing casual clothing, workclothes, a cowboy outfit, and fancy dresses. An older woman in a formal gown says to another well-dressed woman, "I only meant to invite my friends but I guess I forgot to adjust my privacy settings." I only meant to invite my friends, but I guess I forgot to adjust my privacy settings!

24. Spam

 
Privacy Cartoons: Spam
Description Privacy Cartoon
A cat is watching a man using a computer. The man looks angry. He is turned towards the cat and says, "More pop-up ads for cat food! You’ve been on my computer again, haven’t you?" More pop-up ads cat food! You've been on my computer again, haven't you?
A middle-aged woman looks puzzled as she looks over her husband’s shoulder at a computer screen. He says, "Why on earth are we suddenly getting pop-up ads for wedding rings and floral arrangements?" Nearby, a young woman looks anxious. Why on earth are we suddenly getting pop-up ads for wedding rings and floral arrangements?
A man gags and falls backwards while messages saying, "Spam" and "Pourriel" pour out of his computer, hitting him. Spam.
A man in a bar says to another man who is sitting with him, "I knew it was spam when they said I was eligible for a tax refund… I haven’t even done my taxes!" I knew it was spam when they said I was eligible for a tax refund… I haven’t even done my taxes!

25. Storing personal information

  
Privacy Cartoons: Storing personal information
Description Privacy Cartoon
A man is walking with his wife while carrying a locked vault chained to his back. His wife says, "I know that you’re worried about losing your personal identification, dear, but surely there are better ways of protecting it!" I know that you're worried about losing your personal identification, dear, but surely there are better ways of protecting it!
One man in a suit says to another, "I think you’ll find our safeguards for protecting your personal information more than adequate!" They are in a dungeon with a moat that contains crocodiles and sharks. A trap with spikes hangs above it and weapons point out from openings in the walls. Two dogs are growling across the moat. Behind the dogs is a locked vault labelled Personal information. I think you'll find our safeguards for protecting your personal information more than adequate!
A man is talking on the phone at his desk. A large tough-looking man with folded arms is sitting on a big pile of papers on the next desk. The first man says over the phone, " I can assure you that our concern for protecting personal information is very deep-seated!" I can assure you that our concern for protecting personal information is very deep-seated!
In a shop with a sign "Refurbished Computers/ Ordinateurs remis a neuf" a male employee is scrubbing a screen with spray detergent and a brush. A female employee looks annoyed and says, "That’s not quite what I meant when I told you to wipe those computers clean!" That's not quite what I meant when I told you to wipe those computers clean!
Two men in business clothes are dumping computers, with weights chained to them, overboard from a small boat. One man says, "Ok, that takes care of all the locally stored customer info, but what about all the stuff in the cloud?" Ok, that takes care of all the locally stored customer info, but what about all the stuff in the cloud?
Two woman are standing in an office. One woman is sorting documents into two piles, "keep" and "throw away". The other woman says, "’Does it spark joy’ works for your closet, Mary, but not for customer info!" Two woman are standing in an office.

26. Surveillance and monitoring

 
Privacy Cartoons: Surveillance and monitoring
Description Privacy Cartoon
A couple are in bed in a hotel room. A man in a bird suit is looking at them while he sits on the balcony ledge outside with a camera. The woman says,"Well, the room is nice, but that big pigeon is really starting to bother me!" Well, the room is nice, but that big pigeon is really starting to bother me!
A teenage couple are holding hands on a bench while a drone hovers just behind them. The young man looks bothered but the young woman says, "Ignore it...it’s just my dad’s drone keeping an eye on us!" Ignore it...it's just my dad's drone keeping an eye on us!
An individual is surprised to see four surveillance cameras popping out of the back of the laptop they are using. A cartoon showing a person who is surprised to see four surveillance cameras sprouting from the back of the computer that he is using.
A line of adults reaches around the block from a stand where a young boy is sitting with a drone and large photos on display. The boy is smirking. The photos show a couple kissing, a guy with his finger to his nose and a closeup of someone wearing hair curlers. The sign on the stand says, "Neighbourhood drone photography $ 10.00 per print $100 to delete original." Neighbourhood drone photography
A man is walking past a men’s wear store. There is a surveillance camera above the store window and his his phone says, "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?" 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?

27. Terms of use agreements

Privacy Cartoons: Terms of use agreements
Description Privacy Cartoon
A serious-looking man in a grey trench coat, dark sunglasses and a hat is at the door of a family’s home. A woman in the house looks shocked. A man in the house tells a boy, "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!" 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!
At the Loans desk, a female employee hands a male customer a pen and says, "Everything looks in order...now, if you’ll just fill out a little personal information!" The customer looks in dismay at the form, which covers the desk and scrolls all the way onto the floor towards his chair. Everything looks in order...now, if you'll just fill out a little personal information!
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