SOMI Newsletter - September 30th, 2021

SOMI Facebook-leak check is now available for your PC at

On 1st September, we have launched the Facebook-leak check function on SOMI app, which allows users to check whether they have become a victim of the Facebook data leak from April 2021 and how much of their personal data has been circulating on the Dark Web. Due to great success, we have recently added the Facebook-leak check function to our platform on It is now possible to check via your PC how much of your personal data has been exposed in the Facebook leak.

How does it work?

1. Create an account  on

2. Select 'Data Breach Check' on the navigation panel or go to

3. Use your phone number to check if your personal data may indeed have been compromised. In some cases, you may need to verify your phone number. 

4. Take further actions – You can also take further actions against Facebook via our platform, such as requesting all of your data or investigating what happened to your data. 

5. More information about our Facebook leak campaign can be found on

SOMI is offering a total of €10,000 to anyone who can prove with their data that Facebook has violated the GDPR by not properly reporting this leak to the people involved and the supervisory authorities. 

The victims of the leak are invited to submit the evidence that can verify whether the stolen data have been scraped from the platform after May 25th, 2018, the date on which the GDPR came into effect. We will select ten participants who will receive €1,000 each once their information is proven to be useful to our investigation and legal claims.

Please send the evidence, such as screenshot from the result page on SOMI app or to and we will start investigating your case.

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User testimonials

"I hate that my data is out on the street. The idea that they can access my private data without me having the choice of who sees it. Fortunately, Somi is fighting for this."

- Ms. G, The Netherlands 

"I cannot explain what exactly happened to my Fbook account. After checking the SOMI app, I saw that my Facebook account had been abused."

- Ms. B, The Netherlands



Menno Weij joined the Supervisory Board of SOMI

We are delighted to welcome Menno Weij on the Supervisory Board of SOMI as of 16th of September. 

Menno has more than 20 years of work experience in the field of tech & privacy; he has been a lawyer for a long time. Menno has an entrepreneurial mindset: he is co-founder of IncPlus (a start-up incubator) and the legal-tech startup DocBldr/VraagHugo. Menno is also a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Tijdschrift voor Internetrecht", and a board member of the Dutch Association for Information Technology and Law. Menno is ambassador at the Dutch Startup Association and commissioner at the Security of Things Fund. Lastly, Menno can be heard regularly on BNR Nieuwsradio.


New role decision on SOMI's legal action against TikTok

On 8th September, the District Court of Amsterdam has made a decision regarding the role on the collective claim against TikTok. Currently, 3 foundations - SOMI, Take Back Your Privacy, and Massaschade & Consument -  have initiated a collective action against TikTok in the Netherlands. The court has decided to treat all three cases jointly as a single case. The court proposes to proceed the case further after October 6, so that it can be determined, according to the law, who will act on behalf of TikTok. There will be an opportunity for our lawyers to comment on the position of the other TikTok entities in these proceedings, after which the court will make a decision on the role of the foundation...

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The Data Protection Commission in Ireland has launched inquiries into TikTok concerning compliance with GDPR 

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) in Ireland has launced two inquiries on the 14th of September in relation to TikTok's compliance with requirements of the GDPR. The first inquiry will examine TikTok’s processing of personal data in the context of platform settings for children under the age of 18 and age verification measures for children under the age of 13. The second inquiry will focus on transfers of personal data to China and TikTok’s compliance with the GDPR’s requirements for transfers of personal data to third countries...

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About SOMI

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 alleged GDPR violations by Facebook and TikTok.