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Re: [OT] European Users Overwhelm Facebook With Data Requests

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____/ Hardon on Wednesday 28 Sep 2011 16:46 : \____

> <http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/09/28/1344218/european-users-overwhelm-facebook-with-data-requests>
> <quote>
> "If you've ever wondered how much personal data Facebook holds about
> you then prepare to be surprised. Using European data privacy laws,
> it's possible to request the data Facebook has stored about you. The
> document can total 800 pages covering everything from the expected
> name, address, and date of birth, right through to every event you've
> attended, every message you've deleted, and your political and
> religious views." The best part is that Facebook has to send a
> physical disc containing the data. This has been exploited by a number
> of users, completely overwhelming Facebook's ability to make the
> discs.
> </quote>

Facebook gives Microsoft copy of this data, so it's not entirely OT.

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