One of my favourite stories as a child was Chicken Licken. I’m sure you’ll know it, but in case you don’t, it’s a macabre folk tale about a chicken who believes the “sky is falling down” after an acorn lands on his head. Hysterical about the impeding disaster, he rushes off to tell the king, amassing followers in the process, and leading them to their untimely death. Whilst the story teaches children about courage, the main lesson they learn is not to follow blindly and believe everything they’re told.
It’s a good lesson and this simple children’s story reminds me of where we are with the GDPR right now. If we’re to believe everything we’re told at conferences, or read online about it, things look pretty bleak.