Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has instituted a new procedure for account deletions, adding a 90-day grace period to the action. Now, whether an account is deleted at the user's request or by Flickr as a punitive measure, no data is actually lost in case the decision is reversed later. As for the fate of that data, Flickr's Zack Sheppard sums it up:
The data is no longer available publicly but it is kept on our servers, just in case you want to restore it. After that ‘buffer' period, we erase it from our servers, ensuring your privacy.