Delete your personal data from Facebook today
Get started by adding your details so that Facebook can confirm your identity, then check your email to send them a deletion request for free.
Why should I delete my data from Facebook?
You should delete your data from Facebook because the personal data that they have about you is often sensitive, and sold on to third parties.
As well as invading your privacy, this may also have real-world impacts on your life, like what financial options are available to you or the success of a mortgage application.
Personal data that social media companies typically store:
- Name and address
- Tastes and habits
- Contact details
- Cookies & IP address
- Economic, social and cultural information
Facebook goes further than this. Your age, relationship status, employer, location and friends is only the start.
Personal data that Facebook stores
- Your biometric facial data (facial recognition material)
- Your activity on other sites and apps, and continuously tracks this
- Your categorised behaviour, like your politics and spending habits
We know that Facebook has been at the centre of data scandals before, like Cambridge Analytica, as well as allowing other companies to 'scrape' information from their users. Clearview AI for example, source their photos for their facial recognition software from Facebook: they had a data breach earlier this year.
The type of personal data stored and collected by social media is much more sensitive than first appears. If you want to delete it, send them a deletion request.
A deletion request is a written request that you send to a company asking them to remove your personal data from their records. By law, they have to do this within 30 days.
How do I tell Facebook to delete my personal data?
The easiest way to delete your information is by sending a request through Rightly. Just press 'get started' above, fill in your details for them to identify you and send your deletion request.
Bear in mind that by sending a deletion request, you are telling Facebook to delete all of the information they have about you, including your account.
How long until Facebook responds to my request?
After the company has received your request, they have to reply in full within 30 days, or give a valid reason for asking for an extension. This normally happens if you’ve got lots of data for them to go through.
If this happens, our support team is here to help.
What if they refuse?
Don't worry, they have to delete your data by law.
You can ask any organisation to delete your personal data, thanks to your ‘right to erasure’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
This means that our services operate on a not-for-profit basis. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs, and that we’ll never, ever sell your data.
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