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chicksdaddy writes "Be careful of what you ask for. That's a lesson that Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria, learned the hard way when he sent a formal request to Facebook for a copy of every piece of personal information that the world’s largest social network had collected on him, as required under European law.
After a wait, the 24 year-old law student got what he was seeking: a CD with all his data stored on it — 1,222 files in all. The collection of PDF format documents was roughly the length Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace but told a more mundane story: a record of Schrems' years-long relationship with the world's largest social network, including reams of data he had deleted. Now Schrems is pushing Facebook to disclose even more of what it knows. Stay tuned!"

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