In the EU, the citizens own their data.  In the US, the corporations own the data.


If you ask Facebook profile data in the US, you’ll get laughed at.

If you live in the EU however, you can request a copy of your profile data and Facebook is legally obligated to send it to you. is documenting the data that Facebook is releasing to EU users – from 192 pages to 800 pages PER person.


From E-V-F:

Every person in the EU has the right to access all the data that a company is holding about him/her. You can find out how to access your facebook data on the page “your data…”. After we got the first response by facebook it was clear to us that we had to publish this information online. By doing so, we want to make facebook more transparent and show every user which data facebook is holding about us.


There is more Data. Many groups of data are not included in this first set of data we got from facebook. For example data concerning the “like”-function, tracking on other webpages, face recognition, videos, postings on other users walls, indicators for the intensity of relationships, tags that werde removes and many more were so far not disclosed by facebook.