Let’s all take a minute to appreciate the view in the British Airways social media cockpit, where staffers at the coalface of the airline’s Twitter account have presided over a wildly unusual ‘interpretation’ of Europe’s new data protection rules. One that, er, suggests quite the opposite of GDPR compliance… Given the company’s social media staff have been caught unintentionally encouraging customers to post personal data (such as their address and passport number) into a public forum — by failing to make it clear they should only send the information via a DM (i.e. rather than post it publicly to Twitter, as some apparently did) — and here’s the anti-privacy cherry — claiming it’s necessary for GDPR compliance. Get the full story at TechCrunch