Royally late, but I’ve caused a bit of a stir around noted science parasites Elsevier. I kept getting irrelevant “newsletters” (aka spam) from Elsevier’s journals, and did a subject access request under my GDPR rights to find out what they know about me. It went smoothly, but the result wasn’t pretty. Then I tweeted about the experience, which quickly went up to almost 100,000 impressions. Impressive!
I then teamed up with Eiko Fried – who did the same request, as many others did – to write a piece about this. Read about it in “Welcome to Hotel Elsevier – you can check out any time you like… NOT” here.
The terrible Hotel California reference was my idea, and I apologise for mentioning one of the most boring songs ever made.