Situation: When I highlighted this some months ago that my company was not compliant with GDPR, the decision was made by management to consider it late June/Early July.
I believed this to be a big mistake (and still do, but I accept that it is not my place to try and overturn management decision) and I then acted inappropriately: challenging the decision by trying to have more meetings to discuss it, asking about it a lot (e.g. every time it came up in the news), spending time to do a compliant prototype, handing out copies of regulations with highlighted sections of non-compliant parts and penalties. Bordering on passive-aggressive.
As a result, my previously good reputation has been slightly damaged - managers ignoring emails, and I'm reasonably certain a number of people think less of me professionally as a result.
How can I undo this damage? Should I apologise to people? Do I ignore it and hope it recovers in time?