Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Student Takes on Facebook Over Privacy

What exactly did this guy expect when he requested three years worth of his usage data from Facebook?

Max Schrems wasn't sure what he would get when he asked Facebook to send him a record of his personal data from three years of using the site. What the 24-year-old Austrian law student didn't expect, though, was 1,222 pages of data on a CD. It included chats he had deleted more than a year ago, "pokes" dating back to 2008, invitations to which he had never responded, let alone attended, and hundreds of other details.