Austrian Man Asks for His Personal Data From Facebook, Gets 1,222 Pages of It


An Austrian law student concerned about his social media privacy contacted Facebook and asked for the information it had on him. He received a CD with 1,222 pages of data, including old chats that were long deleted, old “pokes,” and invitations he hadn’t replied to. This article says he is “now organizing an online campaign that will try and force Facebook to conform to European privacy laws – more stringent than U.S. laws – on behalf of its 800 million users.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.