gdpr0000001 is an account renamed to its current unidentifiable username to comply with a request to do so under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation law. The account's join date was then set to January 1, 2000 (a false date) to remove the join date information from public view. The location information was removed as well, showing as "Location not given".

The original username of gdpr0000001 is unknown. Several other accounts that sent GDPR requests to the Scratch Team have been renamed as well.[1]

gdpr0000001's profile

Following gdpr0000001 bug

There is a bug that allows users to follow accounts that were anonymized on Scratch because of GDPR. This bug was first discovered in 2020, and spread among users.[2] Here is the code that allowed to following GDPR accounts using the console on the wiped user's profile page:

$.ajax({type:"PUT",url:"/site-api/users/followers/gdpr0000001/add/"});location.reload()

Unfollowing the account

To unfollow the account, just replace the "add" with "remove"{OR} Paste this code:

$.ajax({type:"PUT",url:"/site-api/users/followers/gdpr0000001/remove/"});location.reload()

Misconceptions

See also: List of Misconceptions about Scratch

gdpr0000001 is commonly believed to be the first account created on Scratch due to its join date, but the first user was actually wrgsfhwbxvb who was created earlier in real time, without having their join date altered.[3] andresmh, who created the site, is the oldest user who has not been deleted.[4]

It is also commonly believed a test account[5][6], even by a Scratch Team member[7], despite the fact that other accounts were used to fulfill GDPR requests.[1]

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