On 12th April Facebook announced that a user can download more data from their account. Facebook first provided this facility to Facebook users in 2010 and with latest addition Facebook users can access additional categories of information, including previous names, friend requests you’ve made and IP addresses you logged in from.
This feature is not available at present to all Facebook users everywhere but soon it will be available. The new categories which Facebook has added is
2-Friend Request made
3-IP addresses you logged in-This one particularly has been provided to increase the security of the Facebook account. Recently Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan on Facebook posted a post in which Facebook has particularly objected the demand of Password by an employer. Eric Egan says
“We don’t think employers should be asking prospective employees to provide give their passwords because we don’t think it’s the right thing to do. But it also may cause problems for the employers that they are not anticipating. For example, if an employer sees on Facebook that someone is a member of a protected group (e.g. over a certain age, etc.) that employer may open themselves up to claims of discrimination if they don’t hire that person.
Employers also may not have the proper policies and training for reviewers to handle private information. If they don’t—and actually, even if they do—the employer may assume liability for the protection of the information they have seen or for knowing what responsibilities may arise based on different types of information (e.g. if the information suggests the commission of a crime).”
This latest development in which you can download the data of the IP address of the computer from which you have logged in. If any user find any irregularities in their IP addresses certainly can change his password to protect his account, privacy and privacy of his friends.
Europe-v-Facebook reacted to this latest addition with a post Facebook gives (us) full of grace a new download tool.
At present you can download Your Data from Facebook in 22 categories but there are around 82 categories as reported by
Facebook verse Europe. The pdf of all the categories can be downloaded or viewed from here. You should visit the website of
Europe-v-Facebook . The website will help you to understand almost everything about the nature of data you provide to Facebook , how Facebook uses the data and in the present scenario how much access you have to your own data.