Sunday, October 3, 2010

YATEDO IS ILLEGAL: Another proof

As we mentioned, there are many other sites that aggregates Your information around the Internet, some of which actually invented this idea of the reputation you have around and, eventually, you can pay them to take care of it for you (the illegal French Yatedo team of guys is practically stealing the idea of the most famous http://www.yasni.com/).

The fact is that these legal websites report ONLY links to existing information on the Internet and allow you to delete these links if they are not anymore available online, even without subscribing to their website. Why is it so? Simply because these professionals don't even keep track of those links if they are not up to date. So, whoever you are (even not the person referred by the links), it is your right to tell them this information is not anymore updated.
If, on the contrary, you are the real person referred by the links and you desire them to take care about your reputation over the internet, then you can subscribe and, eventually, pay a fee for their services.
In this case, what these websites are doing is perfectly legal as they are just referencing something is already out there and they keep them up to date or let anyone do it .

On the contrary, as we mentioned, this illegal http://www.yatedo.fr/ website is basing on snapshots of information that was taken around 2008/2009 (probably from some country where there are discussable laws, such as China, and probably using the servers of some University) and it has not been updated since then. In this sense they COPIED the information available on the Internet At THAT time and stored it apart, EVEN BEFORE anyone knew about their existence or the Yatedo website existed.

These guys pretend to do exactly what the other websites we cited affirm to do, but IT'S NOT TRUE. As a matter of fact, when whatever informtion is COPIED on another physical support (on some database, on some hard disk located in a NOT DISCLOSED location), you actually create a NEW SOURCE of information YOU HAVE NO CONTROL AT ALL ABOUT.
We don't have to explain you how much illegal is this and which problems can create, such as your current employer that does not want your profile to be public, or you don't want some part of your private life of the past be sponsorized, etc.

Still some doubts? Ok, this is really easy to check and prove: if you use any of the other websites for personal data aggregation, as we said you will have these links to informationt that is public on the internet and to which, to some extent, YOU have the control.
So, ONLY LINKS, no real information stored apart.
UNFORTUNATELY YATEDO WILL BE PART OF THIS REFERENCED INFORMATION. Yes, exactly! This means that this service (the legal one) will tell you that they cannot do anything about it, as the information is still out there.

And here comes the TOTALLY ILLEGAL part: You won't be able to delete YOUR not up to date and probably FALSE information (because of BAD SEMANTIC SEARCH ENGINE) from Yatedo unless you subscribe to their services and you give them ALL the passwords to your accounts to prove it is really you.
Yes, NO FUNCTIONALITY IS AVAILABLE TO FLAG THAT PIECE OF INFORMATION AS OUTDATED OR FALSE!

Subscribing to their illegal website would thoretically remain THE ONLY WAY (IF ACTUALLY WORKING) to take back control of your data. WHY IS IT SO? Because even if you delete the SOURCE of the information THEY COPIED, NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

THAT'S OBVIOUS! THEY STORED IT APART MONTHS OR YEARS AGO, WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT, YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT IT or about the way they maintain such data.

so, DON'T SUBSCRIBE TO ILLEGAL YATEDO!

On the contrary continue to contact the European Data Protection Supervisor.

In fact, whatever subtle plan these guys have, they ARE European citizens and they have some of their domains registered in Euope (like the main one www.yatedo.fr).
Moreover we are quite sure that, actually, NO REAL YATEDO COMPANY EXISTS.

This means that these guys will be PERSONALLY responsible in Europe for these acts and will pay accordingly.

2 comments:

  1. I'm very interested in this.

    I have been in touch with "Saad Zniber" about my personal information, which hasn't been on the web for years. They keep replying but haven't been helpful nor asked for money. However, I have been the victim of severe stalking and do not want my employment information online.

    Is there anyway to contact you directly to help close Yatedo?

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  2. Hello T,

    We understand your concerns but please be aware that their value is based just on our subscription!

    What you can do is contact the French privacy authority, as Yatedo is supposed to be French, thus under French legislation. Explain to them your experience and private data issues with Yatedo. Based on EU and French legislation they are in the position to act against Yatedo as they are not respecting the laws. You can write in English, but if you know french it is even better.

    Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libert├ęs
    8, rue Vivienne, CS 30223
    F-75002 Paris, CEDEX 02
    Tel. +33 (0) 1 53 73 22 22
    Fax +33 (0) 1 53 73 22 00
    website: http://www.cnil.fr/

    If you are European, you should also contact your country's Privacy Agency requiring them to act against Yatedo.
    You can also write to the Yatedo domain provider, as indicated in one of our posts.
    The more we write the better it is, so keep writing!

    You should also let Yatedo know that you have taken these steps, so that maybe they will reconsider and cancel your profile...
    Remember: DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO YATEDO! They are just going to get your passwords and steal more information about you and your connections!

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