So that I can send erasure requests to multiple companies in one go.
A wizard that will let you send the requests would also work I think.Ask for all relevant information up front,Then go through the providers in some order sort if priority order.for each provider give the options- skip (will move the provider to the end of the list)- ignore (do not send email, remove from list)- send email (mail to link like current, and remove from list once sent successfully)Allow pausing resuming by keeping necessary state on the server or sending an email with a link to resume going through the list.Maybe collect+show some statistics and other info on each company to help inform the user if the request is relevant.information: if the company is a known data broker or if the available information indicates that they only collect information through direct interaction.Statistics: Number of requests submitted (ever), vs times users chose to ignore (going through the wizard)
Thanks everyone for supporting this feature. We would like to implement it, however one challenge we are facing is that each request sent to an organization, particularly Data Brokers, can generate some back and forth email exchange. Sure we can allow people to opt out of everything in one click, but the user experience dealing with all the emails will be horrible. One option is to limit multiple selection to say 10 organizations. What do you think?
> One option is to limit multiple selection to say 10 organizations. What do you think?This will be a great start if there is a way to sort companies by certain criteria? One is more likely to benefit from data removal by the bigger companies.
"Add an Opt out of all provider option." (suggested by Gazpacho on 2019-12-10), including upvotes (13) and comments (3), was merged into this suggestion.
Dear Moderator of 21 Mar Comment:You are so very on the money with the problem of opting out of multiple companies at once. I recently did a search on my name, which is a very common name, and tried to opt-out of all the instances where it could be me, which was only about four organizations and I received upwards of 18 emails in response. One to verify my email address (a duck.com temp address) and then another email with a one-time access code that never worked. I finally moved all the emails to an Opt-Out folder and that is where they are still sitting because I am exhausted trying to complete the tasks, not knowing which way is up really. So, ten opt-outs would still be a nightmare. I don't have any solution to suggest at this time but I did want to voice my agreement with your comment.
Our plan is to automate the email exchange with the organization using machine learning. We think this is feasable as the emails organizatoins send in reply to data requests fall into few well defined categories. We are looking for ML engineers to help us implement this, and would love your help if you are knowladgeble, or know someone else who is.
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