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.

The profile of gdpr0000001, the first known user to have a GDPR account deletion, as well as the most well known

Misconceptions

gdpr0000001

Main article: List of Misconceptions about Scratch

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.[1]

GDPR Accounts as Test Accounts

It is also commonly believed that some of the GDPR accounts are test accounts[2][3] created by Scratch Team members[4], 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

gdpr0000071's profile picture on their profile

Sometimes data from a GDPR'ed user still remains, such as comments, favorite projects, forum posts, etc.[5][6] 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[7] are still available as well.

References

Notes

  1. January 1, 2000 is an epoch also used by Scratch for the Days Since 2000 block.
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