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Have You Used Facebook?

Data From 533 Million Accounts Were Leaked On The Dark Web. Let’s find out if you are one of them!

Win 10 x € 1,000 resourcing compensation if you can prove that your leaked personal data must originate from the period after GDPR introduction.

DOWNLOAD THE SOMI APP!

Use our application to find out if your information has been compromised by the latest Facebook breach. With the SOMI app, you can securely check if your data has been exposed on the Dark Web. Your personal information and files will be securely encrypted and available on our server at all times.

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With the SOMI app you can;

  • Request your personal data at the touch of a button;
  • Partially or fully remove your data stored by third parties;
  • Claiming damage when your data is not properly managed;
  • Participate in SOMI's collective actions.

    SOMI offers you a platform for GDPR communication. All at the touch of a button.

    DATA FROM 533 MILLION FACEBOOK USERS WERE LEAKED ON THE DARK WEB

    In April 2021, personal data of over 500 million Facebook users were leaked on a hacking forum. Out of which, about 96,7 million personal data of EU/EEA citizens were on the leak. The leaked data includes full name, Facebook ID, birthday, phone number, locations, relationship status, account creation date, and other biographical information, and in some cases, email.

    Even though the leak did not include financial information, health information or passwords, it still leaves victims vulnerable. Those data could be used by cybercriminals to impersonate the users or scam them into handing over login credentials. For this reason, SOMI has instigated this campaign to warn and protect its participants.

    This matter is especially serious as the leak contains about 500 million phone numbers. When matching phone numbers are out there, they can be used to tie people to their accounts or profiles. Phone numbers in particular are often one piece of information that people retain for a long period of time.

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    WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS INCLUDED FACEBOOK BREACH?

    As this breach mainly concerns phone numbers, which most often cannot easily be changed. We recommend you follow these steps to secure your Facebook account:

    • Use strong passwords that include at least 15 characters, upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
    • Enable 2-factor authentication on your account. Try third-party authentication apps to generate login codes.
    • Change your Security and Login Settings, enable alerts for any type of unrecognized logins.
    • Update your data – remove unnecessary personal information.
    • Beware of ‘Smishing’ (SMS-phishing) attempt. Do not click on any links or reply to SMS messages from any unknown sender.
    • Retrieve your personal data from Facebook. SOMI can collect your personal data on your behalf and investigate whether such data has been collected in compliance with GDPR.

    Procedure

    In four simple steps you can check if your data is part of this Facebook breach.

    1

    Create an account with SOMI

    We process your personal data as described on our privacy policy and in line with the GDPR.

    2

    Download the SOMI app 

    With this app, you can instruct us safely to manage your data and enforce your rights on your behalf against any entities that process your personal data.

    3

    Check if your data was leaked 

    Use your phone number to check on the SOMI app or on my.somi.nl if your personal data may have been exposed. In some cases, you may need to verify your phone number.

    4

    Take further actions


    It is also possible to take further actions, such as requesting SOMI to collect your data from Facebook or investigating what happened to your data.

    FAQ

    How can I participate in this campaign?

    You can participate in this campaign by filling in the registration form above to create your account and then by downloading the SOMI app or my.somi.nl, with which you can use your phone number to check if your personal data may have been exposed in this breach. 


    You can only participate if you reside in the EU/EEA Member States (including Ireland and Switzerland), and if you are 18 years or older. Unfortunately, it is not possible for non-EU residents to participate. However, please subscribe to SOMI to stay informed about our future actions that you might be able to participate in, in particular in all those cases in which EU/EEA entities may have been collecting your personal data.

    Are there any costs?

    No, we will not charge any fees for this campaign. 

    Why do I need to verify my phone number?

    In case your phone number matches the leaked data, it is necessary for us to verify your phone number in order to prove that the phone number belongs to you, before we can show you any information that was on the leak. This process is to ensure that your data is being well-protected and that no one can access your personal data, except you yourself.

    For this campaign, SOMI verifies phone number by SMS verification. We will send a 6-digit verification code to your mobile phone in an SMS text message, and you are required to insert this code on the designated page on the SOMI app.

    Am I eligible for the resource compensation?

    SOMI offers ten times a resource compensation of € 1.000 each to anyone who can prove that his/her leaked personal data must have been included in this Facebook leak from the period after the GDPR was introduced (25th May 2018). We will select the winners based on the usefulness of information in court as well as the assistance therein provided.

    The rewards will be paid to your bank account once SOMI has completed its investigation and has been able to decisively verify that the information provided has conclusively identified the timeframe of the data scraping to the post-GDPR period. Our Crowdsourcing Participation Terms and Conditions apply.

    Please send the information to us at campaign@somi.nl and we will get back to you.

    What happens to my personal data?

    With our experienced security development team, our users’ personal information and files are kept encrypted on our server for the duration of this campaign, possibly including the duration of any subsequent legal action. The data collected from third parties will also be encrypted when processed. All data subjects are required to use their login credentials prior to obtaining any access their datasets. SOMI also uses 2-factor verification for both user and employee accounts for extra layers of security.

    It goes without saying that SOMI attaches great importance to privacy and data protection. SOMI processes your personal data as described in our privacy policy and in line with GDPR.

    What is “Collect & Investigate”?

    SOMI offers additional services for users who want to further collect their data from Facebook. We will send a request on your behalf to retrieve all of your personal data stored by Facebook, and subsequently investigate whether the data has been stored and processed in accordance with GDPR. You can subsequently access such personal data and all relevant information safely via your account on my.somi.nl or by our SOMI app.

    About SOMI

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    The Foundation for Market Information Research (SOMI) is a non-profit organization set up to identify and influence issues of social importance.

    SOMI is a recognized claims foundation in the field of privacy and data autonomy and is committed, among other things, to the protection of the fundamental rights of consumers and minors who use various online services. With the app that SOMI has developed, we want to restore ownership and control over personal data to all the people: All your data. all yours.

    SOMI investigates abuses, informs the public and helps injured parties. SOMI does this by conducting collective proceedings and claiming compensation.

    SOMI is currently investigating possible GDPR violations by Facebook, TikTok and Zoom and the European governments reliance on American software from Palantir.

    For more information about SOMI, visit somi.nl

    financing partner


    SOMI is seeking a financing partner

    We always have potential for new legal claims at SOMI. Through our app and our research, we identify fresh opportunities for claim financing, especially in the area of consumer claims, privacy protection and data autonomy almost every day.

    We are looking for financing partners! These may include the full range from grants and subsidies for groundbreaking campaigns and research all the way to commercial claim funding at multiples of over 3-5 times of initial investments funded.

    SOMI has its statutory base in The Netherlands; an excellent jurisdiction for representing any collective damages compensation claim. Through our membership base, our campaigns and our app, we identify and represent claims all over Europe.

    Should you, or any organization represented by you, be interested in financing any of our activities, reach out to us!

    The best way of contacting us directly in these matters is by sending an email, briefly stating your contact details and interests, to campaign@somi.nl.

    We will then contact you directly. 

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