Why should I find out what online news publications know about me?
Whilst they offer easy access to global news information, online news publications gather and store your personal details like your browsing activity and financial information.
What's more is that they share this data with third parties who want to target you more strategically, as well as sell this personal data on.
Personal data is any information that can directly or indirectly identify you as you. Think address, beliefs, and financial records.
What information do online news publishers like Daily Mail Online and The Guardian typically store?
When you interact with their websites, like most organisations they collect:
- IP address
- Geolocation data
- Browsing history
- Device and browser type, device ID
But, some go much further.
Personal data that online newspapers like The Telegraph collect about individuals who register:
- Name, date of birth, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number
- Financial details and payment information (cards you use for subscription payments etc.)
- Website and app usage
- GPS data
- Residential or billing address
- Social media data (if you've signed in with a social media account)
- Photograph (if you add one to your profile page)
How do I find out exactly what online news publications know about me?
The easiest way to find out what information they have is by sending a request through Rightly.
- Press 'Get Started' above
- Select which publication you want to ask
- Send your request
How long until the publication respond to my request?
After they've received your request, they have to reply in full within 30 days, or give a valid reason for asking for an extension. This normally happens if you’ve got lots of data for them to go through.
If this happens, our support team is here to help.
What if I’m not sure if they have my data?
You can still ask them. If they don’t have it, they have to let you know.
What if I’ve said they can use it in the past?
If you agreed to an organisation using your data but you’ve changed your mind, don’t worry! They still have to tell you what they have, and delete it if you want them to.
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
We don't use consumer data for commercial purposes, which means we'll never, ever sell your data. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs.
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It's simple and completely free