The Yandex team announced the launch of a new convenient function – a tool for managing personal data has appeared in the Yandex ID personal account.
With its help, users can request an archive with information that various Yandex services have accumulated about them, as well as delete their data from individual services. For example, you can erase the history of requests to “Alice” or information about visited places.
The archive includes information from more than 50 Yandex services. It will take several days to prepare it. When everything is ready, a letter is sent to the mail, and the file with the archive appears in Yandex ID.
You can now delete data from Alice, Yandex.Music, Yandex.Maps, Yandex.Mail, Yandex.Disk, Zen, Yandex.Translator, Yandex.Weather, Yandex.Messenger, Yandex.Business and Yandex.Station. By the end of the year, the list will include all major Yandex services.
Most of the data is erased from servers within 24 hours. Some data is required by law to be stored for a certain time – Yandex stops processing it immediately after the request is received and deletes it as soon as the specified period expires. Data that is part of the service, such as edits and panoramas in Yandex.Maps, cannot be completely deleted. They are depersonalized – Yandex erases information about who added them.
The data management tool is part of the Yandex ID personal account, it is located in the “Account Management” section. To access the tool, you need to enter a confirmation code – this is an additional security measure. The code is sent to the phone number associated with the account.