The GDPR (not to be confused with GDFR) does mandate data portability, which even Instagram listened to by introducing a user archive download feature.

Does the Stack Exchange Network also have such a feature?

Jeff Atwood: “We generally don't do preferences”

Gladly, this philosophy does not apply to Discourse, but it would be good if we could download our user data.

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    What do you consider to be your user data? Please be precise.
    – rene
    Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 17:10
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    FYI GDPR only applies to personal data, and you can download it in your user preferences. Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 17:50
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog I'm probably going blind or I am not privileged but where in my user preferences can I download my personal data? I need something with a red free hand circle ...
    – rene
    Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 18:54
  • @rene /users/preferences/current Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 18:56
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    @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog You mean the personal prediction data? That is not the same as user data and not the same I presume what you get from the GDPR request form?
    – rene
    Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 19:08
  • @rene Sorry, my mistake. Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 19:08
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    @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog unforgivable ;)
    – rene
    Commented Jul 8, 2018 at 19:12

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While we've always made sure you have access to the data we collect on you in various places, our legal pages do now include a GDPR Request page where you can export, erase, or restrict your data in a simple form that covers everything.

  • Does this data covers all stackexchange sites or do we have to do this individually?
    – Porcupine
    Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 14:53
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    It is a network-wide request. It is not possible to limit it per-site.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Jun 30, 2021 at 14:55
  • Very weird: I received a small JSON file which contains my mail address, Account Id and Account creation date. No answers, no votes, no questions, no nothing...
    – FloPinguin
    Commented Dec 18, 2023 at 17:23

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