Want to know what Facebook knows about you?


1222 pages of information. That was what Max Schrems got after he found out how to get all the information Facebook had collected on him. 

Here is how to get the information Facebook has about You:

Send a mail to datarequests@fb.com with your name, correct birth date and the following text:

” I wish to make an access request under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 for a copy of any information you keep about me, on computer or in manual form. I am making this request under section 4 of the Data Protection Acts.”

If Facebook does not answer you, send them repeated mails until they do. Max Schrems had to send 23 reminders and wait six weeks until they responded. According to law Facebook has a 40 days time limit to respond.

I wish You luck!

NB! The correct mail adress is datarequests@fb.com. I forgot the “s” after datarequest….

 

 

2 Comments

  1. I sent an eMail and a few minutes later, I got this reply

    Hi,

    Thank you for contacting us to make a data request. You can access your data on Facebook in several ways. First, your account itself, including your timeline and activity log, contains the vast majority of your personal data. Second, we have two tools that allow you to download your data. They are both available by going to your Account Settings. One tool provides the most common data users are seeking when they make data requests. The second tool, called “expanded archive”, contains additional data. We will continue to add data to your expanded archive over the next few months.

    Your expanded archive may include:

    • Pending friend requests
    • Your mobile telephone numbers
    • Account status changes – if, for example, you deactivated and then reactivated your account
    • Birthday visibility
    • City and hometown info
    • Data cookie info – cookie used for security purposes
    • Events info
    • Family members (listed by you or your family)
    • IP addresses stored by Facebook
    • Spoken languages
    • Login info, including a list of the logins we have stored
    • Logout info, including a list of IP addresses we’ve stored, from which you’ve clicked Log Out
    • Poke info
    • Previous names
    • Relationship info

    You may also use the main download your information tool, as well as your Wall or timeline and activity log to access your:

    Comments on others’ posts, photos
    Posts on others’ timelines or Walls
    Others’ posts on your timeline or Wall
    Various apps’ activity
    Open graph activity –listened to a song, read an article, and so on
    Status updates
    Likes
    Posts in groups
    Posts on pages
    Shared links, photos and other info
    Added friends

    To learn more about specific types of personal data that Facebook uses and how you can access your own data, please read on.

    Personal Data Processed by Facebook

    To learn more about your data on Facebook, please read the Data Use Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

    This policy describes:

    • Categories of data being processed by Facebook
    • Personal data that Facebook receives from Facebook members
    • Sources of this info, if known
    • Reasons for processing this data
    • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom Facebook members’ personal data are or may be disclosed

    Accessing Your Facebook Data – Active Account

    To download your information or your expanded archive:

    1. Click the V menu at the top right of any Facebook page.
    2. Choose Account Settings.
    3. Click “Download a copy of your Facebook data.” To access the new categories of info, click “expanded archive.”

    To check to see whether your credit card information is storied on Facebook, go to Account Settings > Payment Methods. From there, you may choose to change or delete stored credit card information.

    Please note that you’ll be asked for your account password in order to start your download. Your downloaded file may contain sensitive information. You should keep your downloaded info secure and take precautions when storing, sending or uploading it.

    You can also access personal data from your current profile (timeline) and activity log anytime. Just log into Facebook to edit this info. If you have trouble logging in to your account, please visit our Log In and Password help page:

    https://www.facebook.com/help/?page=174

    Accessing Your Personal Data – Without an Account

    If you can’t access your profile (timeline) or don’t have an account, please follow the link below to complete a form and request your data:

    https://www.facebook.com/help/contact_us.php?id=166828260073047

    You may be required to provide additional information to authenticate your identity.

    Thanks,
    The Facebook Data Access Request Team

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