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After the F8 conference, there is even more concern than before about what personal information Facebook has on an individual. I was sent Facebook’s personal data request form which I was told was created specifically for people in the EU. It made me think that the same request could be made under PIPEDA which is a Canadian law that gives individuals the right to expect the personal information an organization holds about them to be accurate, complete and up-to-date, and what better way to ensure this than to have the data to verify against.

As an aside, for those also in British Columbia, there is PIPA which states you have the right to:

  • request corrections to your personal information
  • request access to your personal information

PIPA provisions that consent must be garnered for collection of personal information; once you receive this data they have on you, did you consent to it? It’s also worth nothing that they give 40 days as a turn around time, but my understanding is under Canadian legislation they must respond within 30 days.

Interested? Fill out the form here, referencing PIPEDA and/or PIPA depending on your jurisdiction.