I wanted to delete all my content from 2011 and back. Turns out, it’s impossible because when I click on the delete button, Facebook shows me an error. My deleted content is also kept on the server and I can clearly see it’s there when I find one picture by its url and I navigate left and right from it. It shows the previously deleted images. Here’s my first message to Facebook, I’ll post my struggle here with them, it’ll be surely a lengthy procedure:

To Whom It May Concern:

I am hereby requesting access according to Article 15 GDPR. Please confirm whether or not you are processing personal data (as defined by Article 4(1) and (2) GDPR) concerning me.

In case you are, I am hereby requesting to delete all information you have about my personal presence on Facebook prior to 2011 pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, especially my likes, comments, posts:

all personal data concerning me that you have stored, including any potential pseudonymised data on me as per Article 4(5) GDPR; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for me. In case you are processing anonymised data concerning me, please not only inform me about that but also explain the procedure used in an easily understandable way.

If you are transferring my personal data to a third country or an international organization, I request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards according to Article 46 GDPR concerning the transfer. Please also delete content that are stored off shore.

My request explicitly includes any other services and companies for which you are the controller as defined by Article 4(7) GDPR.

As laid down in Article 12(3) GDPR, you have to provide the requested information to me without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request. According to Article 15(3) GDPR, you have to answer this request without cost to me.

I am including the following information necessary to identify me:


Email: —

Date of birth: —

If you do not answer my request within the stated period, I am reserving the right to take legal action against you and to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely, Sandor Czettner