Well, the European Union has just enacted a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR governs what companies can do with your data. It also governs how they can ask you for your consent to those new policies. Right now it is only in effect in the EU, but so many companies have a global presence that they do need to make sure they are in compliance.
In my opinion, this could not have come at a better time. It seems to me that so many companies are just running roughshod on our information. It is perfectly reasonable to ask:
- Who has my data – my email, my age, my address, my phone, my likes, etc.?
- What are they doing with my data?
As far as I can see, Twitter has made it relatively easy to get all of your data from them. Click on your account, then on “Settings and Privacy”. Near the bottom, you can click on “Request Your Archive”. You’ll receive an email when the archive is ready to be downloaded.
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