1. HM02's Avatar
    So you know how people started getting their pics deleted right after they posted them the other day. Then some people said that they were able to post, but they ended up being private.
    Well I didn't post anything that, but I had several pics deleted. Like 8 of them. Recent pics too. I even made another account and looked at my profile and they were gone. So I added me on that second account and the pics were still missing. (so they weren't made private)
    But today I see a notification of a like for one of the pics that I thought were deleted. So I looked at my profile from that second account and they're all back. IG didn't actually delete them. I guess they just like hid them completely from everyone? Idk it's stupid. But at least my pics are back.
    08-02-2013 07:39 AM
  2. crash1989's Avatar
    Instagram or any other company as a matter of fact cannot delete user data. It is a violation of the law to delete your content, hence they might have been taken down but reappeared since. BTW they cannot delete data even though it has come from third party clients like instance. But they can at anytime stop access for apps like instance since the api it is using is privately held.
    08-02-2013 07:44 AM
  3. HM02's Avatar
    [insert comment about nsa keeping data to use against us]
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    08-02-2013 08:32 AM
  4. jhguth's Avatar
    Instagram or any other company as a matter of fact cannot delete user data. It is a violation of the law to delete your content, hence they might have been taken down but reappeared since.
    not in the US at least, the provider owns that content. they are absolutely allowed to delete that data.
    08-02-2013 10:33 AM
  5. crash1989's Avatar
    hmm .. I thought it was illegal to delete data held by someone i.e. you . I was pretty sure it applied the worldover.

    Maybe I am wrong, I can't find any articles regarding this and don't want to read through terms and conditions again now.
    08-02-2013 04:25 PM
  6. crash1989's Avatar
    damn it .. I had to read it anyway ..

    GO to the RIghts section, they don't mention deletion anywhere Terms of Use • Instagram

    these terms were discussed widely a few months back
    08-02-2013 04:30 PM
  7. jhguth's Avatar
    yeah, online services are allowed to delete data. there certainly is no law against it, its not illegal. some may promise not to in their terms and conditions, but its absolutely not illegal.
    08-02-2013 06:56 PM

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