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VKontakte allowed users from Russia to download data collected on them

While unloading the profile works in test mode.

VKontakte launched in a test mode the ability to upload personal data for Russian users, social network representatives told , You can apply for archive download in the new section of the site.

When submitting an application, you can select the category of requested data. The VKontakte user will receive a copy of information from his profile in a ZIP-archive, therefore, as advised by the social network, it is more convenient to look at the data on the computer. Social network added the ability to encrypt the archive using the OpenPGP private key .

Downloading an archive for a particular user may take different times – from several minutes to hours or days.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Not always and not all user data can be displayed explicitly in the VKontakte interfaces. Therefore, today we launched the opportunity to make an extended upload of a copy of this data in a convenient archive.[/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]This will allow at any time to get the most complete and clear idea of ​​what data is stored on the servers of VKontakte. While unloading works in test mode, and we continue to improve it.[/perfectpullquote]
Andrey Rogozov
Managing Director of VKontakte, a quote from his statement

VKontakte announced the opportunity to request personal data in August. However, residents of the European Union received such a right back in May, since the entry into force of the law of GDPR .

The social network took up the disclosure of user data after the initiation of several resonant cases for repost in social networks. More often than not, they concerned actions committed on VKontakte, which belongs to Mail.Ru Group. The holding advocated for an amnesty for those convicted of reposting and decriminalizing social network entries, and later offered five steps to solve the problem.

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