Accounts opschonen

Al jaren worden er accounts aangemaakt voor van alles en nog wat. Zo kwam ik laatst een account tegen van de
Een zoekactie op de betreffende website over het verwijderen van je account geeft een opmerking van iemand die zegt:

“Dan kom je toch gewoon niet meer naar de website… Waarom zou je het verwijderen?”

Nou, dan is mijn idee over je digitale ‘footprint’ achterlaten anders dan die van de persoon van het bericht.

Link gevonden en account verwijderd. 🙂

TheTVDB ( is zijn policy aan het updaten. Dat geeft aan dat het account daar nog rondzwerft. Ook maar proberen te verwijderen. Eens kijken wat we daar aan gaan treffen 🙂

Eerst geeft inloggen dat alle wachtwoorden gereset zijn ergens in juli 2019. Dit geeft al het gevoel dat ze gehackt zijn geweest… En dat er mogelijk dus gegevens zouden kunnen zijn gelekt. Anders verplichten ze je niet om je wachtwoord te wijzigen. Ik heb dit overigens verder niet uitgezocht…

Er is een profiel, ga naar account – edit information – scroll naar beneden en geeft je mailadres op, zet een vinkje dat je snapt dat het definitief weg is. Klik op Delete account.
Hierna inloggen werkt inderdaad niet meer 🙂

Onderstaande tekst komt van de AirBnB website. Ik wil mijn account verwijderen en ik moet hen gegevens gaan sturen en mogelijk ze wat gegevens, of alle gegevens, beschikbaar voor henzelf als zij dat nodig vinden 🙁
Ik heb 7 of 8 linkjes moeten klikken om mijn account te verwijderen. Dan komt er een melding, als we je geverifieerd hebben verwijderen we je account.

To delete your account
If you want to permanently close and delete your account, contact us.
When you delete your account:
• We will verify your identity for security purposes before accepting the deletion request.
• Any reservations you currently have as a host or a guest will be cancelled automatically.
• We’ll start working on your deletion request after we receive it, but some of your data may remain in our systems if we are legally required, or while we are legally permitted, to retain it.
• Instead of deleting certain data, we may de-identify or disassociate it, such that it no longer appears associated with you. Some information, such as your reviews and messages you sent to other people, may still be visible to others.
Once your account is deleted, you can’t reactivate it, recover any data, or regain access. You’ll need to set up a new account if you want to use Airbnb again.

Na een paar uur komt er een e-mail om je uit te nodigen om nog heel veel extra werk te doen en om je persoonlijke documenten naar AirBnB te sturen, belachelijk! Bekijk hieronder de e-mail die ik heb ontvangen:

Serena M, Feb 9, 04:08 PST:
Hello …,
Thank you for your request dated 09.02.2020.
My name is Serena and I work here at Airbnb in a specialized team. I hope this email finds you well.
We understand that you would like to exercise one of your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), namely the right of erasure.
As a data controller, Airbnb has to verify that the person making the request is, in fact, the data subject entitled to make them. We have implemented identification and verification procedures to ensure that we do not edit, delete, or hand over personal information at the request of, or to a person impersonating a data subject.
We kindly ask you to re-send us your request and to attach a photocopy of your proof of identity.
Your request and proof of identity can be delivered by email, answering to this one, or by mail to:
Data Protection Officer,c/o Airbnb Ireland UC,The Watermarque Building,South Lotts Road, Ringsend,Dublin 4,Ireland
Best regards,

This e-mail does not find me well.
Please don’t make this impossible.
Just send me a e-mail with some sort of verification code and let me enter the code somewhere. Like you do with password recovery.

Hello …, thank you for your answer.
Airbnb, as a data controller, needs to make sure we are receiving any GDPR-related request only from the account owner. That’s the reason why we are asking you to send us a proof of identity in the form of a valid ID.
We’ll need it to match the information you have added to your account – name, surname and date of birth – with the details on the ID you will provide us.
If you do not feel comfortable in sharing with us any more information you can hide or blur them before sending us the document.
You can attach your document in a pdf or jpeg format to your next reply to this email.Airbnb accepts Passports, ID cards or driving licenses.
Also, I want to reassure you that your ID document will be deleted together with your account at the end of the deletion process.
Thank you for your cooperation.

But I never used my account for 5 years. I never used my ID to verify myself for making an account.
I really would like you to delete my account without me having to send my passport.
Could you please do that for me, thanks.

Serena M, Feb 9, 09:01 PST:
Dear …,
As an alternative to providing us with a copy of your government ID, to verify your identity as the account holder, please log into your account within the next 3 days. Once we confirm a successful log in, we will be able to proceed.
Please, make sure in case you are already logged in to log out first and then log in again.Do not use the App, please, use a computer and the desktop version.
Kind regards,

Hierna ben ik ingelogged en heb ik AirBnB nogmaals een mail gestuurd…

Thanks for the alternative.
I just logged in with a Firefox browser on a MacBook.
Hope this is enough.
Thanks again.

Hierop kreeg ik het volgende antwoord:

Thank you for your email dated 09/02.
We understand that you would like to delete all your personal data pursuant to data protection law. Please understand that this means that we will no longer be able to provide our services to you.
As you have provided us with sufficient documentation to prove your identity, we’ve started to review your request. Airbnb will process your request to delete your data to the extent the law(s) permit or require us to retain that data. For example, we retain data that is necessary for complying with laws to which we are subject, for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information (such as the content of reviews), and for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (such as information relating to disputes).
Processing your request will take some time, but as a first step, we have deactivated your account. To learn more about what account deactivation means, see our help center article:
Any pending reservations you had are canceled. Please note that you will not be able to reactivate your account.
Unless we inform you that we require more time, it will take up to one month from the date of your initial authenticated request for us to finish processing your deletion request.
You will not hear from us again regarding your deletion request (unless we are unable to process your request or where you have, for example, an unresolved dispute, or a reservation you’ve booked is still within the 60 day period in which a resolution center request may be submitted by you or another user).
If you don’t hear from us, you can take it that your deletion request has been actioned and your data has been deleted.
We also recommend that you clear cookies from your browser(s), as some personal data may be contained in those cookies. If you use the Airbnb mobile app, you will also need to delete that app from your mobile devices to clear any personal data stored locally on them.
Apart from communications relating to your request, you also should not receive any further communications from Airbnb at the email address associated with your Airbnb account. If you do receive such communications, please let us know and we will promptly correct it.

Een week later geprobeerd in te loggen, en ik kan inderdaad niet meer inloggen! Dat werkt. Of het ook daadwerkeliojk 100% verwijderd is zal pas blijken als AirBnB wordt gehackt. Als dan mijn e-mailadres er tussen zit weet ik pas dat ze het account alleen maar uitgeschakeld hebben ipv volledig verwijderd… We gaan het (hopelijk niet) meemaken.

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