Sunday, September 25, 2011

#facebook: Using Irish Data Protection Laws To Learn What Facebook Knows About You

According to European data protection law every individual has the right to get a copy of all personal data a company holds about him (right to access). This law is applicable to facebook too, since every European user has a contract with “Facebook Ireland Limited”, based in Dublin, Ireland.

Facebook has a well hidden page, where you can send them an access request.
Generally all nonusers have the same right to access data that Facebook might hold about them.
 
note Note: So far, all regular letters mailed to Facebook Ireland Ltd. were ignored.,,,read more