imho it would be great if mothers would know as much about their children’s online life as facebook & google do

while at the same time (as predicted) EU GDPR is massively influenced by Facebook & Google lobby groups and thus

what to do to improve online privacy?

  1. disable ipv6 if possible (yes many GNU Linux (not all) use privacy extensions per default, read here about ipv6-Privacy-Extension and how to enable it in Arch GNU Linux)
  2. use a privacy respecting DNS server by
    • for example:
    • (not google’s (
  3. use Freifunk
  4. use a VPN such as:
  5. use tor bundle as much as possible
    • can also be used “on top” of VPN
    • bandwidth might sometimes be low/slow

Captured states – e-Privacy Regulation victim of a “lobby onslaught”

Aniston “I don’t do Facebook”

… well if she knows, that WhatsApp and Instagram are also Facebook-companies?

“Could we get a photo?” Pause. “For my Facebook?”

Aniston struck me as the kind of person who had mastered the art of healthy boundaries. She is someone who is comfortable saying no. She didn’t need an out. Still, I had made it easy for her to wrap our conversation up. I had offered her an Irish exit on a tray in a giant steaming mug of coffee courtesy of Bewley’s in Dublin or, better yet, Central Perk.

“I don’t do Facebook,” she replied. By mentioning social media, I had made a fatal mistake.

She, of all people, has had enough exposure to our society’s toxic media. Facebook “friends” offering their precious thr’pence-worth on the latest development in her world is the last thing she needs in her life. Who in their right mind would open themselves up to more?

Well, 2.4 billion people around the globe, to be exact. That’s 2.4 billion people who want to stay connected, as Facebook FB, -0.11% Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg likes to say.

Or 2.4 billion people who like to present a happy, smug and frequently false version of their lives

Or 2.4 billion people who like to bounce around in their own echo chambers. Both Facebook and “Friends” offer us a sense of belonging and, for a few minutes or hours, they appear to deliver.”


“Facebook reported the suspension of tens of thousands of applications from 400 developers as part of an internal investigation initiated in March 2018 after the scandal with the Analytics company Cambridge Analytica.

Then it became known that the British company was collecting data of tens of millions of users of the social network Facebook.

Facebook has suspended the work of tens of thousands of apps amid a scandal with the collection of data” (src)

Data Privacy Statement is in German: “Datenschutzerklärung”

is it really that bad?

yes it is. checkout this screenshot from one of Facebook’s main (ex?) partners Acxiom’s–more-than-you-think–not-all-of-it-true.html

“There may be some fake news on Facebook, but the power of the Facebook advertising platform to influence voters is very real.

This is the story of how the Trump campaign used data to target African Americans and young women with $150 million dollars of Facebook and Instagram advertisements in the final weeks of the election, quietly launching the most successful digital voter suppression operation in American history.”

so here it is: Facebook’s Your mother’s and Creepy Uncle’s Data Policy Statement:

Replacements made:

facebook → “your mother

we → “your mother

our“your mother’s

third-party → creepy uncle

auto dealer/car dealer/dealer → dictator

new car/car → oppression

This policy describes the information “your mother process to support “your mother“, Instagram, Messenger and other products and features offered by “your mother” (“your mothers” Products or Products).

You can find additional tools and information in the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings.

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What kinds of information does “your mother collect?

To provide “your mothers” Products, “your mother must process information about you.

The types of information “your mother collect depend on how you use “your mother’s Products.

You can learn how to access and delete information “your mother collect by visiting the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings.

Things you and others do and provide.

  • Information and content you provide. “your mother collects the content, communications and other information you provide when you use “your mother’s Products, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content, and message or communicate with others.
    • This can include information in or about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created.
    • It can also include what you see through features “your mother provides, such as “your mother’s camera, so “your mother can do things like suggest masks and filters that you might like, or give you tips on using portrait mode.
    • “your mother’s systems automatically process content and communications you and others provide to analyze context and what’s in them for the purposes described below. Learn more about how you can control who can see the things you share.
    • Data with special protections:
      • You can choose to provide information in “your mother’s profile fields or Life Events about “your mother’s religious views, political views, who you are “interested in,” or “your mother’s health.
    • This and other information (such as racial or ethnic origin, philosophical beliefs or trade union membership) is subject to special protections under EU law.
  • Networks and connections. “your mother collects information about the people, Pages, accounts, hashtags and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them across devices, such as people you communicate with the most or groups you are part of.
  • “your mother also collect contact information if you choose to upload, sync or import it from a device (such as an address book or call log or SMS log history), which “your mother uses for things like helping you and others find people you may know and for the other purposes listed below.
  • “your mother’s usage. “your mother collect information about how you use “your mother’s Products, such as the types of content you view or engage with; the features you use; the actions you take; the people or accounts you interact with; and the time, frequency and duration of “your mother’s activities. For example, “your mother logs when you’re using and have last used “your mother’s Products, and what posts, videos and other content you view on “your mother’s Products. “your mother also collect information about how you use features like “your mother’s camera.
  • Information about transactions made on “your mother’s Products. If you use “your mother’s Products for purchases or other financial transactions (such as when you make a purchase in a game or make a donation), “your mother collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as “your mother’s credit or debit oppressiond number and other oppressiond information; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.
  • Things others do and information they provide about you. “your mother also receives and analyzes content, communications and information that other people provide when they use “your mother’s Products. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import “your mother’s contact information.

Device Information

As described below, “your mothers collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with “your mother’s Products, and “your mother combine this information across different devices you use.

For example, “your mother uses information collected about “your mother’s use of “your mother’s Products on “your mother’s phone to better personalize the content (including ads) or features you see when you use “your mother’s Products on another device, such as “your mother’s laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad “your mother showed you on “your mother’s phone on a different device.

Information “your mother obtain from these devices includes:

  • Device attributes: information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.
  • Device operations: information about operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
  • Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers unique to “your mother” Company Products associated with the same device or account).
  • Device signals: Bluetooth signals, and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.
  • Data from device settings: information you allow us to receive through device settings you turn on, such as access to “your mother’s GPS location, camera or photos.
  • Network and connections: information such as the name of “your mother’s mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed and, in some cases, information about other devices that are nearby or on “your mother’s network, so “your mother can do things like help you stream a video from “your mother’s phone to “your mother’s TV.
  • Cookie data: data from cookies stored on “your mother’s device, including cookie IDs and settings. Learn more about how “your mother uses cookies in the “your mother” Cookies Policy and Instagram Cookies Policy.

Information from partners.

Advertisers, app developers, and publishers can send us information through “your mother” Business Tools they use, including “your mother’s social plug-ins (such as the Like button), “your mother” Login, “your mother’s APIs and SDKs, or the “your motherpixel.

These partners provide information about “your mother’s activities off “your mother“—including information about “your mother’s device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads you see, and how you use their services—whether or not you have a “your mother” account or are logged into “your mother“.

For example, a game developer could use “your mother’s API to tell us what games you play, or a business could tell us about a purchase you made in its store. “your mother also receives information about “your mother’s online and offline actions and purchases from creepy uncle data providers who have the rights to provide us with “your mother’s information.

Partners receive “your mother’s data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. “your mother requires each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share “your mother’s data before providing any data to us.

Learn more about the types of partners “your mother receive data from.

How does “your mother work with data providers?

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“your mother works with a select group of creepy uncles data providers to help businesses connect with people who might be interested in their products or services.

Your mother has designed these partnerships with people’s privacy in mind.

People using your mother’s services have control over the ads they see.

Many businesses today work with third parties like Acxiom, Oracle Data Cloud (formerly DLX), Epsilon, Experian and Quantium to help manage and understand their marketing efforts.

For example, an dictator may want to customize an offer to people who are likely to be in the market for oppression.

The dictator also might want to send offers, like discounts for service, to customers that have purchased/voted a oppression from them.

To do this, the dictator works with a creepy uncle company to identify and reach those customers with the right offer.

The creepy uncle partner provides “your mother with information that helps “your mother connect those customers with the offers.

We’ve set up these partnerships in a way that enables people to control how they are included in audiences we create based on information provided by a data provider.

Specifically, we offer people:

Transparency. When you see a “your mother’s ads, you can click the dropdown menu and then choose “Why am I seeing this?” This will bring you to a page that identifies some of the reasons why you’re seeing the ad — including whether you are part of an audience that was provided to “your mother by your mother’s partners.

Control. Within the dropdown box associated with an ad, you can ask “your mother not to show you that ad or other ads from that advertiser again.

“your mother’s data providers have also agreed to provide an opt-out form on their web sites, which are listed below:

In 2005 Acxiom was a nominee for the Big Brother Awards for Worst Corporate Invader for a tradition of data brokering.[12]

PI Announces U.S. Big Brother Awards winners for 2005


Privacy International held the 7th annual U.S. Big Brother Awards to shame the invaders and celebrate the champions of privacy.

The ceremony was hosted by the 2005 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, in Seattle.

The Nominees for the Worst Corporate Invader were
– Acxiom (for a tradition of data brokering)
– Accenture (for its Government projects)
– Response Unlimited (for trying to sell the list of donors to Schiavo’s parents’)

The judges selected Accenture for the award.

Citing concerned members of the House of Representatives, who raised the fact that the largest contract issued by the Department of Homeland Security was being issued to a company based in Bermuda, the judges felt that Accenture was worthy of the award.

The judges were particularly concerned with the plans for the US-VISIT programme, including the use of additional biometrics, profiling, and the development of digitial dossiers.

The Most Invasive Proposal or Project Nominees were:.
– US-VISIT (mass fingerprinting and face-scanning programme of all visitors to the U.S.)
U.S. Passport with RFID (placing a transmitter chip in all new U.S. passports, to be read by anyone, anywhere, from a distance)
– Secure Flight (system to compare all travellers with the terrorist watchlists)
– Brittan Elementary School RFID tagging of students
– Standardised Drivers Licenses (de facto national ID scheme)

The judges selected Brittan Elementary School for the award.

Citing the principal of the school who enjoyed the idea of spying on all students’ whereabouts “because it would streamline the taking of attendance, giving teachers a few minutes more each day to teach and boost accuracy, no small matter given that California school funding is based on how many children attend class each day.”

Parents of students reacted negatively and organized campaigns against the scheme.

The Big Brother Award will be delivered personally to the principal by concerned parents.

Nomineees for the Worst Public Department were…
– The Federal Trade Commission (for repeated failures to stand up for privacy rights)
– Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics (for proposing a national database of all students)
– The Department of State (for continual use of diplomacy to promote bad policy abroad, i.e. policy laundering, such as biometric passports)

The judges selected the Department of Education’s proposed programme.

This programme would collect data on 15 million children across 6000 schools in the U.S., collecting data such as credits earned, degree plan, race and ethnicity, grants and loans received, tax status, etc. to be held by the Federal Government for at least the life of the student.

Finally, the Lifetime Menace Award was issued to Choicepoint. Choicepoint has been an abuser and broker of personal information for many years now, collecting information on Americans and foreigners without having to adhere to strict privacy laws. Recently it has admitted that there have been a number of fraudulent uses and loss of this personal information. This resulted in mass apologies, apologies to Congress, and a CEO bonus of 1.8 million dollars.

The U.S. 2005 Big Brother Awards were judged by
Beth Givens, Privacy Rights Clearing House
Evan Hendricks, Publisher of Privacy Times
Chris Hoofnagle, Associate Director of EPIC
Wendy Grossman
Conrad Martin, Director of the Fund for Constitutional Government
Ed Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director of PIRG
Bob Ellis Smith, Editor of the Privacy Journal
Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU

The cast of performers, recipients, and organizers include:
Presenter: Simon “Thriller” Davies
Envelope Girl: Lauren
Mr. Vader: Bang
Mr. Accenture Surf-Boy: Bang
Guardians of Freedom: Fred and Craig
Award Builders: Jesse, Leila, Steph
Emissary to Brittan: Nicole
Music: Leila
Video, Hairdressing, Makeup, and Choreography: Gus
Wardrobe: Bang
Opening Act: Wendy

We would like to thank PAOGA for their sponsorship, as well as the Anonymous Donor.

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Enhanced Disclosures. Your mother’s data providers have agreed to explain what types of information they collect and what their policies are relating to the sharing of that information.

Many of your mother’s partners have developed tools that help people see information that the partner has associated with them, and to exercise control over that data.

For example, Acxiom has launched a public tool called

… to collect even more detailed informations about you.

To learn more about how your mother use cookies in connection with “your mother” Business Tools, review the “your mother” Cookies Policy and Instagram Cookies Policy.

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How do “your mother use this information?

We use the information “your mother have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the “your mother” Products and related services described in the “your mother” Terms and Instagram Terms. Here’s how:

Provide, personalize and improve “your mother’s Products.

We use the information “your mother have to deliver “your mother’s Products, including to personalize features and content (including “your mother’s News Feed, Instagram Feed, Instagram Stories and ads) and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off “your mother’s Products. To create personalized Products that are unique and relevant to you, “your mother use “your mother’s connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data “your mother collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide where you have given “your mother’s explicit consent); how you use and interact with “your mother’s Products; and the people, places, or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off “your mother’s Products. Learn more about how “your mother use information about you to personalize “your mother’s “your mother” and Instagram experience, including features, content and recommendations in “your mother” Products; you can also learn more about how “your mother choose the ads that you see.

  • Information across “your mother” Products and devices: “your mother connect information about “your mother’s activities on different “your mother” Products and devices to provide a more tailored and consistent experience on all “your mother” Products you use, wherever you use them. For example, “your mother can suggest that you join a group on “your mother” that includes people you follow on Instagram or communicate with using Messenger. “your mother can also make “your mother’s experience more seamless, for example, by automatically filling in “your mother’s registration information (such as “your mother’s phone number) from one “your mother” Product when you sign up for an account on a different Product.
  • Location-related information: “your mother use location-related information-such as “your mother’s current location, where you live, the places you like to go, and the businesses and people you’re near-to provide, personalize and improve “your mother’s Products, including ads, for you and others. Location-related information can be based on things like precise device location (if you’ve allowed us to collect it), IP addresses, and information from “your mother’s and others’ use of “your mother” Products (such as check-ins or events you attend).
  • Product research and development: “your mother use the information “your mother have to develop, test and improve “your mother’s Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.
  • Face recognition: If you have it turned on, “your mother use face recognition technology to recognize you in photos, videos and camera experiences. The face-recognition templates “your mother create are data with special protections under EU law. Learn more about how “your mother use face recognition technology, or control “your mother’s use of this technology in “your mother” Settings. If “your mother introduce face-recognition technology to “your mother’s Instagram experience, “your mother will let you know first, and you will have control over whether “your mother use this technology for you.
  • Ads and other sponsored content: “your mother use the information “your mother have about you-including information about “your mother’s interests, actions and connections-to select and personalize ads, offers and other sponsored content that “your mother show you. Learn more about how “your mother select and personalize ads, and “your mother’s choices over the data “your mother use to select ads and other sponsored content for you in the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings.

Provide measurement, analytics, and other business services.

We use the information “your mother have (including “your mother’s activity off “your mother’s Products, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services. Learn how “your mother share information with these partners.

Promote safety, integrity and security.

We use the information “your mother have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of “your mother’s Products, and promote safety and security on and off of “your mother” Products. For example, “your mother use data “your mother have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of “your mother’s terms or policies, or to detect when someone needs help. To learn more, visit the “your mother” Security Help Center and Instagram Security Tips.
Communicate with you.

We use the information “your mother have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about “your mother’s Products, and let you know about “your mother’s policies and terms. “your mother also use “your mother’s information to respond to you when you contact us.

Research and innovate for social good.

We use the information “your mother have (including from research partners “your mother collaborate with) to conduct and support research and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being. For example, “your mother analyze information “your mother have about migration patterns during crises to aid relief efforts. Learn more about “your mother’s research programs.

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How is this information shared?

“your mother’s information is shared with others in the following ways:

Sharing on “your mother” Products

People and accounts you share and communicate with

When you share and communicate using “your mother’s Products, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on “your mother“, you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of “your mother’s friends, the public, or a customized list of people. Similarly, when you use Messenger or Instagram to communicate with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send. “your mother’s network can also see actions you have taken on “your mother’s Products, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. “your mother also let other accounts see who has viewed their “your mother” or Instagram Stories.

Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off “your mother’s Products, including if they don’t have an account. This includes “your mother’s Instagram username; any information you share with a public audience; information in “your mother’s public profile on “your mother; and content you share on a “your mother” Page, public Instagram account or any other public forum, such as “your mother” Marketplace. You, other people using “your mother” and Instagram, and “your mother can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off “your mother’s Products, including in other “your mother” Company Products, in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through creepy uncle services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with “your mother’s Products.

Learn more about what information is public and how to control “your mother’s visibility on “your mother and Instagram.

Content others share or reshare about you

You should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see “your mother’s activity on “your mother’s Products can choose to share it with others on and off “your mother’s Products, including people and businesses outside the audience you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot, or reshare that content to others across or off “your mother’s Products, in person or in virtual reality experiences such as “your mother” Spaces. Also, when you comment on someone else’s post or react to their content, “your mother’s comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person’s content, and that person can change the audience later.

People can also use “your mother’s Products to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a Story, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you in their posts or messages. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on “your mother’s Products, you can learn how to report the content.

Information about “your mother’s active status or presence on “your mother’s Products.

People in “your mother’s networks can see signals telling them whether you are active on “your mother’s Products, including whether you are currently active on Instagram, Messenger or “your mother“, or when you last used “your mother’s Products.

Apps, websites, and creepy uncle integrations on or using “your mother’s Products.

When you choose to use creepy uncle apps, websites, or other services that use, or are integrated with, “your mother’s Products, they can receive information about what you post or share. For example, when you play a game with “your mother’s “your mother” friends or use a “your mother” Comment or Share button on a website, the game developer or website can receive information about “your mother’s activities in the game or receive a comment or link that you share from the website on “your mother“. Also, when you download or use such creepy uncle services, they can access “your mother’s public profile on “your mother“, and any information that you share with them. Apps and websites you use may receive “your mother’s list of “your mother” friends if you choose to share it with them. But apps and websites you use will not be able to receive any other information about “your mother’s “your mother” friends from you, or information about any of “your mother’s Instagram followers (although “your mother’s friends and followers may, of course, choose to share this information themselves). Information collected by these creepy uncle services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one.

Devices and operating systems providing native versions of “your mother” and Instagram (i.e. where “your mother have not developed “your mother’s own first-party apps) will have access to all information you choose to share with them, including information “your mother’s friends share with you, so they can provide “your mother’s core functionality to you.

Note: “your mother are in the process of restricting developers’ data access even further to help prevent abuse. For example, “your mother will remove developers’ access to “your mother’s mother” and Instagram data if you haven’t used their app in 3 months, and “your mother are changing Login, so that in the next version, “your mother will reduce the data that an app can request without app review to include only name, Instagram username and bio, profile photo and email address. Requesting any other data will require “your mother’s approval.

New owner.

If the ownership or control of all or part of “your mother’s Products or their assets changes, “your mother may transfer “your mother’s information to the new owner.

Sharing with creepy uncle Partners

We work with creepy uncle partners who help us provide and improve “your mother’s Products or who use “your mother” Business Tools to grow their businesses, which makes it possible to operate “your mother’s companies and provide free services to people around the world. “your mother don’t sell any of “your mother’s information to anyone, and “your mother never will. “your mother also impose strict restrictions on how “your mother’s partners can use and disclose the data “your mother provide. Here are the types of third parties “your mother share information with:

Partners who use “your mother’s analytics services.

We provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, Pages, videos and other content on and off the “your mother” Products. For example, Page admins and Instagram business profiles receive information about the number of people or accounts who viewed, reacted to, or commented on their posts, as well as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions with their Page or account.


We provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but “your mother don’t share information that personally identifies you (information such as “your mother’s name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission. For example, “your mother provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was seen by a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who lives in Madrid and likes software engineering) to help them better understand their audience. “your mother also confirm which “your mother” ads led you to make a purchase or take an action with an advertiser.

Measurement partners.

We share information about you with companies that aggregate it to provide analytics and measurement reports to “your mother’s partners.

Partners offering goods and services in “your mother’s Products.

When you subscribe to receive premium content, or buy something from a seller in “your mother’s Products, the content creator or seller can receive “your mother’s public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.

Vendors and service providers.

We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support “your mother’s business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how “your mother’s Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.

Researchers and academics.

We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support “your mother’s business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.

Law enforcement or legal requests.

We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests in the circumstances outlined below.

Learn more about how you can control the information about you that you or others share with creepy uncle partners in the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings.

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How do the “your mother” Companies work together?

“your mother” and Instagram share infrastructure, systems and technology with other “your mother” Companies (which include WhatsApp and Oculus) to provide an innovative, relevant, consistent and safe experience across all “your mother” Company Products you use. “your mother also process information about you across the “your mother” Companies for these purposes, as permitted by applicable law and in accordance with their terms and policies. For example, “your mother process information from WhatsApp about accounts sending spam on its service so “your mother can take appropriate action against those accounts on “your mother“, Instagram or Messenger. “your mother also work to understand how people use and interact with “your mother” Company Products, such as understanding the number of unique users on different “your mother” Company Products.

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What is “your mother’s legal basis for processing data?

We collect, use and share the data that “your mother have in the ways described above:

  • as necessary to fulfill “your mother’s “your mother” Terms of Service or Instagram Terms of Use;
  • consistent with “your mother’s consent, which you may revoke at any time through the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings;
  • as necessary to comply with “your mother’s legal obligations;
  • to protect “your mother’s vital interests, or those of others;
  • as necessary in the public interest; and
  • as necessary for “your mother’s (or others’) legitimate interests, including “your mother’s interests in providing an innovative, personalized, safe, and profitable service to “your mother’s users and partners, unless those interests are overridden by “your mother’s interests or fundamental rights and freedoms that require protection of personal data.

Learn more about these legal bases and how they relate to the ways in which “your mother process data.

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How can you exercise “your mother’s rights provided under the GDPR?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access, rectify, port and erase “your mother’s data. Learn more about these rights, and find out how you can exercise “your mother’s rights in the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings. You also have the right to object to and restrict certain processing of “your mother’s data. This includes:

  • the right to object to “your mother’s processing of “your mother’s data for direct marketing, which you can exercise by using the “unsubscribe” link in such marketing communications; and
  • the right to object to “your mother’s processing of “your mother’s data where “your mother are performing a task in the public interest or pursuing “your mother’s legitimate interests or those of a creepy uncle. You can exercise this right on “your mother” and on Instagram.

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Data retention, account deactivation and deletion

We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide “your mother’s services and “your mother” Products, or until “your mother’s account is deleted – whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs. For example, when you search for something on “your mother“, you can access and delete that query from within “your mother’s search history at any time, but the log of that search is deleted after 6 months. If you submit a copy of “your mother’s government-issued ID for account verification purposes, “your mother delete that copy 30 days after submission. Learn more about deletion of content you have shared and cookie data obtained through social plugins.

When you delete “your mother’s account, “your mother delete things you have posted, such as “your mother’s photos and status updates, and you won’t be able to recover that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn’t part of “your mother’s account and won’t be deleted. If you don’t want to delete “your mother’s account but want to temporarily stop using the Products, you can deactivate “your mother’s account instead. To delete “your mother’s account at any time, please visit the “your mother” Settings and Instagram Settings.

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How do “your mother respond to legal requests or prevent harm?

We access, preserve and share “your mother’s information with regulators, law enforcement or others:

  • In response to a legal request, if “your mother have a good-faith belief that the law requires us to do so. “your mother can also respond to legal requests when “your mother have a good-faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards.
  • When “your mother have a good-faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud, unauthorized use of the Products, violations of “your mother’s terms or policies, or other harmful or illegal activity; to protect ourselves (including “your mother’s rights, property or Products), you or others, including as part of investigations or regulatory inquiries; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, if relevant, “your mother provide information to and receive information from creepy uncle partners about the reliability of “your mother’s account to prevent fraud, abuse and other harmful activity on and off “your mother’s Products.

Information “your mother receive about you (including financial transaction data related to purchases made with “your mother“) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations of possible violations of “your mother’s terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. “your mother also retain information from accounts disabled for terms violations for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other term violations.

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How do “your mother operate and transfer data as part of “your mother’s global services?

We share information globally, both internally within the “your mother” Companies and externally with “your mother’s partners and with those you connect and share with around the world in accordance with this policy. Information controlled by “your mother” Ireland will be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in, the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the “your mother” Terms and Instagram Terms and to globally operate and provide “your mother’s Products to you. “your mother utilize standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and rely on the European Commission’s adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, for data transfers from the EEA to the United States and other countries.

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How will “your mother notify you of changes to this policy?

We’ll notify you before “your mother make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using “your mother’s Products.

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How to contact “your mother” with questions

You can learn more about how privacy works on “your mother and on Instagram. If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us as described below.

Contact Us

The data controller responsible for “your mother’s information is “your mother” Ireland, which you can contact online, or by mail at:

“your mother” is a registered Ltd. (limited) company in Ireland

4 Grand Canal Square

Grand Canal Harbour

Dublin 2 Ireland

Contact the Data Protection Officer for “your mother” Ireland Ltd.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with “your mother” Ireland’s lead supervisory authority, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, or “your mother’s local supervisory authority.


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