Please note that the right to delete your data is not absolute. As not every company is located in a jurisdiction in which privacy regulations have been adopted yet and therefore is not obligated by law to delete its users' data.
With that being said, you should also note that there are exceptions under these regulations which allow companies to keep their users' data under special circumstances, such as health and financial companies that are obligated to keep certain types of information for legal/auditing purposes (e.g., anti-money laundering laws, etc.). Also, the GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy laws are still in their early days and are changing continuously.
On the bright side, many companies are required by law or take the decision by themselves to comply with deletion requests, a.k.a. Your Right-To-Be-Forgotten / Right to Delete. 👏🏼
To create more awareness about privacy issues, like companies not deleting your data, we'd love to invite you to participate in our new movement: #MyDataIsMine. If you use Twitter, simply tweet about your privacy experience with that specific company, which refused to delete your data, and we will be sure to amplify your voice! You can check out our profile for other users' posts and get inspired. We can't promise it will make a change, but it can certainly help! 🤞🏼
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