GDPR accounts are accounts renamed to unidentifiable usernames to comply with a request to do so under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation law. The accounts' join dates are usually set to January 1, 2000 (a false date[note 1]) to remove the join date information from public view. The location information is usually removed as well, showing as "Location not given".
The original usernames of most GDPR accounts are unknown.
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gdpr0000001 (the first known GDPR account) is commonly believed to be the first account created on Scratch due to its join date, but the first user was wrgsfhwbxvb who was created earlier in real time, without having their join date altered.
GDPR Accounts as Test Accounts
It is also commonly believed that some of the GDPR accounts are test accounts created by Scratch Team members, however it is just as likely that the account belonged to a regular user who wanted their data deleted under the General Data Protection Regulation act.
GDPR Account Bugs
Remaining Data Bug
Sometimes data from a GDPR'ed user still remains, such as comments, favorite projects, forum posts, etc. People can use these data to find the original usernames of GDPR accounts. The profile pictures for most accounts that posted in the forums as well as gdpr0000071 are still available as well.