“The Google data archive you started on December 31, 2018 is ready. It contains your Android Device Configuration Service, Blogger, Bookmarks, Calendar, Chrome, Classic Sites, Classroom, Cloud Print, Contacts, Data Shared For Research, Drive, Fit, G Suite Marketplace, Google Help Communities, Google My Business, Google Pay, Google Photos, Google Play Books, Google Play Console, Google Play Games Services, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Store, Google Shopping, Google+ +1s on websites, …

… Google+ Circles, Google+ Communities, Google+ Stream, Groups, Handsfree, Hangouts, Hangouts on Air, Home App, Input Tools, Keep, Location History, Mail, Maps, Maps (your places), My Activity, My Maps, News, Posts on Google, Profile, Purchases & Reservations, Reminders, Saved, Search Contributions, Street View, Tasks, Textcube, Voice, and YouTube data.”

And that’s just Google. Not what Alphabet, Inc. has on me. No data they bought from brokers. No derived data.


And this was the final archive (~17GB), which I downloaded before deleting my account.

@aral wow, so, guesstimating 1 byte per English word, this is the equivalent of a 17-billion-word dossier. at 500 words per page, that'd come out to 34 million pages of text. i know there are images and other binary blobs, but still, the scale is amazing.

@aral oh man, I can’t wait until I am able to do this. Slowly but surely. Well done! Happy Google-free-as-can-be new year!

Now, the real question.

Does #Google erase your #data after you delete without retaining?

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