The Funniest Privacy and Security Stock Photos

Daniel Solove
Founder of TeachPrivacy

Security On Off

I’ve been creating security and privacy awareness training for years, and I am always in the hunt for good stock photos to illustrate these issues.  I thought I’d share with you some of the most ridiculous ones I’ve come across.

For the past four years, I’ve posted just the funniest hacker stock photos, but this year, I thought I’d broaden the focus and include more privacy and security topics.  Without further delay, here they are . . .

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #1

GDPR Funny Stock Photo

GDPR , . . done!  Mission accomplished!  Crossed off the list.  And, it’s the only thing on the list, so this smug person thinks he or she can take the rest of the year off.  The folks in California caught a glimpse of this, and they just couldn’t stand it. The rest is history . . .

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #2

GDPR Funny Stock Photo

A few Tylenol pills will make the GDPR headache go away . . .

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #3

GDPR Funny Stock Photo

Tell me how you really feel about the GDPR . . .

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #4

GDPR Funny Stock Photo

Many images like this one and the one before . . . Not much love for the GDPR in stock photo land.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #5

GDPR Funny Stock Photo

This is just theatrics. Why three binders?  The large one at the top has just a few sheets of paper in it.  Everything could fit into that one binder.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #6

GDPR Funny Stock Photo

Although GDPR compliance can seem hopeless, the answer is never to squirt oneself in the head with a squirt gun.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #7

Privacy Funny Stock Photo

There should be a category at the Academy Awards for best performance in a stock photo.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #8

Privacy Policy Service Documents Terms of Use Concept

Although this seems like a normal photo of two people looking at a laptop computer, there are several things that show that this photo is pure fantasy.  First, what’s the point of the blank sticky notes on the computer monitor?  Second, the oddest thing here is that these people are actually reading the privacy policy.  Fake news!  Sad!

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #9

Folder in Catalog Marked as Secrets.

Obviously, the best place to keep your secrets is in the place where they can most easily be found.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #10

HIPAA Violation

It is apparently common practice for doctors to leave HIPAA violations lying around on their desks along with stethoscopes and syringes.  This is why HIPAA training of all healthcare providers is essential!

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #11

Security On Off

Who needs NIST 800-53, ISO/IEC 27001, or any elaborate set of security controls? These are for amateurs.  Security is simple — just turn the switch ON.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #12

Data Protection Levels

How do you comply with the GDPR? The California Consumer Privacy Act?  Just turn the dial to high.

Privacy+Security Stock Photo #13

Privacy Funny Stock Photo

What privacy right is being violated here?  Maybe the right to be forgotten?  Or, is this about data portability?

Actually, the privacy right involved in this photo involves an issue that cuts even closer to the core of basic human dignity: The right of a data subject not to be photographed as a complete idiot in a stock photo.

Previous Posts

If you’re interested in the previous posts in this series see:

The Funniest Hacker Stock Photos 4.0
The Funniest Hacker Stock Photos 3.0
The Funniest Hacker Stock Photos 2.0
The Funniest Hacker Stock Photos 1.0

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This post was authored by Professor Daniel J. Solove, who through TeachPrivacy develops computer-based privacy and data security training. He also posts at his blog at LinkedIn, which has more than 1 million followers.

Professor Solove is the organizer, along with Paul Schwartz, of the Privacy + Security Forum (Oct. 3-5, 2018 in Washington, DC), an annual event designed for seasoned professionals. 

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