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Access to "Advertisers with your contact information" data

Request to:
Facebook Data Requests
Law used:
Data Protection Act, 1988 IE
Status of this request:
Request awaits classification
Summary of Request
Dear Facebook, I wish to get access, on a daily basis, to the "Advertisers with your contact information" data from my Facebook account. From my understanding, the same section in the "Ad Preferences" section of your site gives a very limited list of advertisers (2, in my case). The self-download tool, on the other hand, gives a much longer list, of a few dozens, if not a hundred. Note that a consequence is that the "Ad Preferences" tool is misleading. Presumably frequent downloads through the self-download tool would satisfy my request, except that at the moment I cannot generate a new dump very often (I am still getting on Feb 15th 2017 my most recent dump from February 7th 2017, it seems). Can you clarify with what frequency you will generate a new dump? In any case, I think my request to produce a new dump on a daily basis is perfectly reasonable (which is the legal standard), in light of the complexity of Facebook's data mining operation, and the need to have strong tools to properly question and investigate this operation through user-led actions.

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From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Access to "Advertisers with your contact information" data [#109]
Date Feb. 15, 2017, 1:04 p.m.
To Facebook Data Requests
Status Awaiting response

Dear Facebook, I wish to get access, on a daily basis, to the "Advertisers with your contact information" data from my Facebook account. From my understanding, the same section in the "Ad Preferences" section of your site gives a very limited list of advertisers (2, in my case). The self-download tool, on the other hand, gives a much longer list, of a few dozens, if not a hundred. Note that a consequence is that the "Ad Preferences" tool is misleading. Presumably frequent downloads through the self-download tool would satisfy my request, except that at the moment I cannot generate a new dump very often (I am still getting on Feb 15th 2017 my most recent dump from February 7th 2017, it seems). Can you clarify with what frequency you will generate a new dump? In any case, I think my request to produce a new dump on a daily basis is perfectly reasonable (which is the legal standard), in light of the complexity of Facebook's data mining operation, and the need to have strong tools to properly question and investigate this operation through user-led actions.
[... Show complete request text] Kind Regards, << Name Not Public >>
  1. 10 months agoFeb. 15, 2017, 1:04 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Facebook Data Requests.
From Facebook – Facebook Data Requests
Subject Re: Access to "Advertisers with your contact information" data [#109]
Date Feb. 15, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Status Awaiting response

Hi, Thank you for contacting us to make a data request. You can access your data on Facebook in several ways. First, you can access your personal data from your account (ex: on your timeline or in your activity log). Second, we provide a tool that allows you to download a copy of your account data. This tool is available from the Account Settings page. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/help/4051835... To learn more about your data on Facebook, please read the Data 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 may be disclosed To access the self-service download tool from your account: 1. Click the account menu at the top right of any Facebook page 2. Choose Account Settings 3. Click the link at the bottom of the page "Download a copy of your Facebook data" Note: We have several measures in place to ensure the security of your information, and will require you to confirm your identity to complete the process and access your account information. Your downloaded file may contain sensitive information. You should keep it secure and take precautions when storing, sending or uploading it to any other services. You can also access the personal data held in your timeline any time by logging into Facebook. If you can’t access your account 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... You may be required to provide additional information to authenticate your identity. Thanks, The Facebook Data Access Request Team
  1. 10 months agoFeb. 15, 2017, 1:07 p.m.: Received an email from Facebook Data Requests.
On March 14, 2017, 11:11 a.m., Paul-Olivier Dehaye wrote:

Given the lack of response, filed a TRUSTe request.

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From Facebook – Facebook Data Requests
Subject Re: Access to "Advertisers with your contact information" data [#109]
Date April 13, 2017, 11:06 a.m.

Dear Mr << Name removed >> Thank you for your email regarding the frequency with which you are able to utilise our DYI tool. DYI downloads are available for 4 days once requested and, after that, the user is able to request a new one. The manner in which the tool provides users with access to their data comfortably satisfies the legal requirements set out in section 4(1) of the Irish Data Protection Acts (namely requisite information must be provided to a data subject within 40 days of a request). We hope that provides you with the information you were looking for, but please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Yours sincerely Thanks, Alex Privacy Operations Facebook -----Original Message---- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<email address>> To: Facebook Subject: Access to "Advertisers with your contact information" data [#109] Dear Facebook, I wish to get access, on a daily basis, to the "Advertisers with your contact information" data from my Facebook account. From my understanding, the same section in the "Ad Preferences" section of your site gives a very limited list of advertisers (2, in my case). The self-download tool, on the other hand, gives a much longer list, of a few dozens, if not a hundred. Note that a consequence is that the "Ad Preferences" tool is misleading. Presumably frequent downloads through the self-download tool would satisfy my request, except that at the moment I cannot generate a new dump very often (I am still getting on Feb 15th 2017 my most recent dump from February 7th 2017, it seems). Can you clarify with what frequency you will generate a new dump? In any case, I think my request to produce a new dump on a daily basis is perfectly reasonable (which is the legal standard), in light of the complexity of Facebook's data mining operation, and the need to have strong tools to properly question and investigate this operation through user-led actions. << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<email address>> Post Address: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> << Address removed >> << Address removed >>
-- Legal Note: This mail was sent through a Data Protection Portal. Replies might be published automatically. -----End Original Message-----
  1. 8 months agoApril 13, 2017, 11:06 a.m.: Received an email from Facebook Data Requests.