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.
Unix command diff applied to the two advertiser lists:
> Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence - AI2
< Atos France
> American Family Insurance-Careers
< CenturyLink Careers
> Cognizant North America
> Collision Conf
< Daimler TSS GmbH
> Momentum Consultancy Group
< Open Systems Technologies
> OpenLogix Careers
> Prologic Web Design
> RCM Technologies, Information Technology Division
> Rambus Inc.
> Solidicon AB
< Travel and Share
> Wallaby Financial
< msg systems