On October 4th I opened a GDPR Portability request ("Export my data").

Today I received an email that my request will be processed and I will receive an answer on 3rd November 2018. This is also shown on the process overview page:

Data Access Request: [redacted]

Stack Overflow has accepted your request and it is currently being processed. You can expect to hear back by Nov 3 '18.

Click here to check on the status of your request.

If you have additional questions, please reply to this email and someone from our privacy team can assist you.


The Stack Overflow Team

Unfortunately this date is some three months ago.

I think this error occured because the system assumes a shorter time for Company approval requested and therefore considers one month the request time.

A few screenshots illustrating the problem:

  1. GDPR request page:
  2. GDPR single request overview page:
  3. The e-mail: enter image description here

The Reference ID has been removed of all pictures. Don't wonder about the free space. :)

  • 2
    Weird. We can’t even write that off to a time zone problem unless somehow it’s converting to Martian lander time. – ColleenV Feb 12 at 18:36
  • @ColleenV and also rather not caching as I only received the email today. – MEE was the missing bracket Feb 12 at 18:38
  • Just FYI: My data access request has been fulfilled/completed now. This still doesn't fix the issue of course :) – MEE was the missing bracket Feb 12 at 20:13
  • Looking into it, there was an issue with processing some requests and after we kicked it, it looks like some dates got screwed up along the way. – Dean Ward Feb 12 at 23:19

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