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Full list of advertisers to have ever had my contact info

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 have used your Data Download tool on two separate occasions, 2017-02-13 and 2017-02-23. I observe that between those two data dumps, some advertisers were added to the list titled "Advertisers with your contact info" while some others were removed (see dump below). This does not make sense to me, especially the removal part. Is Facebook guaranteeing to me that those advertisers have removed my contact info from all their systems? Is this statement about the companies doing advertisements, or about their account on the Facebook advertising platform? Beyond those questions, what should really be there? It is my understanding that, if this tool is to be used as a compliance tool, all my personal data should be accessible through this tool. This means in particular that should be available somewhere through this tool all information that Facebook detains about which advertising companies have uploaded my contact information, if Facebook retains that information. I am thus making a distinction between "Advertisers with your contact info currently in one of their audiences" and "Advertisers with your contact info uploaded at some point to Facebook", distinction that Facebook doesn't seem to make, based on comparison of 2017-02-23 and 2017-02-13 dumps. In conclusion, it is my observation that the Data Download tool as currently developed is not satisfactory from a compliance standpoint, and that it should include all information known to Facebook about all advertisers who have ever had my contact info. Please provide me with this information for my account. Kind Regards, Paul-Olivier Dehaye Unix command diff applied to the two advertiser lists: 3a4 > Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence - AI2 5,6c6 < Amazon.com < Atos France --- > American Family Insurance-Careers 10d9 < CenturyLink Careers 12a12 > Cognizant North America 13a14 > Collision Conf 17d17 < Daimler TSS GmbH 33a34 > JobBusters 39a41 > Momentum Consultancy Group 47c49 < Open Systems Technologies --- > OpenLogix Careers 58a61 > Prologic Web Design 59a63,64 > RCM Technologies, Information Technology Division > Rambus Inc. 62a68 > Solidicon AB 63a70 > Sunrise 72d78 < Travel and Share 81a88 > Wallaby Financial 89d95 < firstPRO 91d96 < msg systems 96d100 < 俠客行

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From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Full list of advertisers to have ever had my contact info [#115]
Date Feb. 23, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
To Facebook Data Requests
Status Awaiting response

Dear Facebook I have used your Data Download tool on two separate occasions, 2017-02-13 and 2017-02-23. I observe that between those two data dumps, some advertisers were added to the list titled "Advertisers with your contact info" while some others were removed (see dump below). This does not make sense to me, especially the removal part. Is Facebook guaranteeing to me that those advertisers have removed my contact info from all their systems? Is this statement about the companies doing advertisements, or about their account on the Facebook advertising platform? Beyond those questions, what should really be there? It is my understanding that, if this tool is to be used as a compliance tool, all my personal data should be accessible through this tool. This means in particular that should be available somewhere through this tool all information that Facebook detains about which advertising companies have uploaded my contact information, if Facebook retains that information. I am thus making a distinction between "Advertisers with your contact info currently in one of their audiences" and "Advertisers with your contact info uploaded at some point to Facebook", distinction that Facebook doesn't seem to make, based on comparison of 2017-02-23 and 2017-02-13 dumps. In conclusion, it is my observation that the Data Download tool as currently developed is not satisfactory from a compliance standpoint, and that it should include all information known to Facebook about all advertisers who have ever had my contact info. Please provide me with this information for my account. Kind Regards, << Name removed >> << Name removed >> Unix command diff applied to the two advertiser lists: 3a4 > Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence - AI2 5,6c6 < Amazon.com < Atos France --- > American Family Insurance-Careers 10d9 < CenturyLink Careers 12a12 > Cognizant North America 13a14 > Collision Conf 17d17 < Daimler TSS GmbH 33a34 > JobBusters 39a41 > Momentum Consultancy Group 47c49 < Open Systems Technologies --- > OpenLogix Careers 58a61 > Prologic Web Design 59a63,64 > RCM Technologies, Information Technology Division > Rambus Inc. 62a68 > Solidicon AB 63a70 > Sunrise 72d78 < Travel and Share 81a88 > Wallaby Financial 89d95 < firstPRO 91d96 < msg systems 96d100 < 俠客行 << 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.
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  1. 5 months, 3 weeks agoFeb. 23, 2017, 4:17 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Facebook Data Requests.
From Facebook – Facebook Data Requests
Subject Re: Full list of advertisers to have ever had my contact info [#115]
Date Feb. 23, 2017, 4:20 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. 5 months, 3 weeks agoFeb. 23, 2017, 4:20 p.m.: Received an email from Facebook Data Requests.
From Facebook – Facebook Data Requests
Subject Re: Full list of advertisers to have ever had my contact info [#115]
Date April 13, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Dear Mr. << Name removed >> , Thank you for your query in regards to differences you have observed in the 'Advertisers with your contact info' results provided via our DYI tool over time. As we have previously explained in response to a request from you, in order to inform and be transparent with our users we have architected systems which enable them to access the Custom Audiences they were included in for the previous 8 weeks. The listed results you refer to which we make available in DYI is a complete copy of that data. Data beyond this period is not captured by these systems and is not stored in readily accessible form. The reason you have observed differences in your 'Advertisers with your contact info' results over time is because this data is calculated in real time via the systems we have architected. This means that each time you request this list you are provided with updated results to show which Custom Audiences you were included in for the 8 weeks preceding the request. We trust that answers your request, however please let us know if you we can assist further. Please note that should you have any continuing concerns about this matter, you are entitled to contact the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, Ireland. Yours sincerely Thanks, Alex Privacy Operations Facebook -----Original Message---- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<email address>> To: Facebook Subject: Full list of advertisers to have ever had my contact info [#115] Dear Facebook I have used your Data Download tool on two separate occasions, 2017-02-13 and 2017-02-23. I observe that between those two data dumps, some advertisers were added to the list titled "Advertisers with your contact info" while some others were removed (see dump below). This does not make sense to me, especially the removal part. Is Facebook guaranteeing to me that those advertisers have removed my contact info from all their systems? Is this statement about the companies doing advertisements, or about their account on the Facebook advertising platform? Beyond those questions, what should really be there? It is my understanding that, if this tool is to be used as a compliance tool, all my personal data should be accessible through this tool. This means in particular that should be available somewhere through this tool all information that Facebook detains about which advertising companies have uploaded my contact information, if Facebook retains that information. I am thus making a distinction between "Advertisers with your contact info currently in one of their audiences" and "Advertisers with your contact info uploaded at some point to Facebook", distinction that Facebook doesn't seem to make, based on comparison of 2017-02-23 and 2017-02-13 dumps. In conclusion, it is my observation that the Data Download tool as currently developed is not satisfactory from a compliance standpoint, and that it should include all information known to Facebook about all advertisers who have ever had my contact info. Please provide me with this information for my account. Kind Regards, << Name removed >> << Name removed >> Unix command diff applied to the two advertiser lists: 3a4 > Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence - AI2 5,6c6 < Amazon.com < Atos France --- > American Family Insurance-Careers 10d9 < CenturyLink Careers 12a12 > Cognizant North America 13a14 > Collision Conf 17d17 < Daimler TSS GmbH 33a34 > JobBusters 39a41 > Momentum Consultancy Group 47c49 < Open Systems Technologies --- > OpenLogix Careers 58a61 > Prologic Web Design 59a63,64 > RCM Technologies, Information Technology Division > Rambus Inc. 62a68 > Solidicon AB 63a70 > Sunrise 72d78 < Travel and Share 81a88 > Wallaby Financial 89d95 < firstPRO 91d96 < msg systems 96d100 < 俠客行 << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<email address>> P ost 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. 4 months agoApril 13, 2017, 11:09 a.m.: Received an email from Facebook Data Requests.