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Facebook Testing a Way to Let You Move Photos to Rival Sites

The company, accused by the E.U. of stifling competition, is trying a tool in Ireland that would allow users to move photos and videos to Google.

Facebook is trying to make it easier for users to move photos from the social network to rival online services, reacting to European privacy laws and criticism from regulators that its size and control over data hinder competition.

Facebook said it would begin testing a “data portability” tool in Ireland that would allow users there to move photos and videos from Facebook to Google Photos. Critics immediately said the initiative did not go far enough.

Source: Facebook Testing a Way to Let You Move Photos to Rival Sites – The New York Times

Data for money: App facilitating data portability now under the EDPB’s scrutiny

A number of Italian retailers submitted to the Italian Data Protection Authority, the Garante, very similar complaints concerning massive data subject requests received from Italian startup Weople.

Weople exercised, on behalf of the individuals that subscribed to its services via a mobile app, the right to data portability in connection to the personal data collected by the retailers’ loyalty programs. The transfer of such data was to go directly to Weople.

Full article: Data for money: App facilitating data portability now under the EDPB’s scrutiny

Facebook: Charting a Way Forward on Privacy and Data Portability

To build portability tools people can trust and use effectively, online services need clear rules about what kinds of data should be portable and who is responsible for protecting that data as it moves to different services.

To address that, Facebook has published a white paper that sets forth five questions about data portability and privacy that we hope will help advance a global conversation.

The paper can be downloaded here.

Source: Charting a Way Forward on Privacy and Data Portability | Facebook Newsroom

Understanding the limits and benefits of data portability

The Future of Privacy Forum organized a panel at the 2019 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference in Brussels to discuss the limits and benefits of the right to data portability as introduced by the GDPR.

The subject of the panel was prompted by several catalysts, including the discussions that held the front page last year over how Cambridge Analytica accessed personal data of Facebook’s users through an app, without disclosing to users the details and reasoning of the processing at the time they asked permission to install it.

Full article: CPDP 2019 Panel: Understanding the limits and benefits of data portability

What We Mean When We Say “Data Portability”

“Data portability” is a feature that lets a user take their data from a service and transfer or “port” it elsewhere. This often comes up in discussions about leaving a particular social media platform and taking your data with you to a rival service. But bringing data to a competing service is just one use for data portability; other, just-as-important goals include analyzing your data to better understand your relationship with a service, building something new out of your data, self-publishing what you learn, and generally achieving greater transparency.

Full article: What We Mean When We Say “Data Portability” | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Data portability: the hidden GDPR risk your business needs to cover

The right to data portability is one of the most fundamental, but also most contentious rights within the GDPR. Whilst we saw parallels between the Data Protection Act and GDPR, data portability was a brand new requirement for businesses.

Read article: Data portability: the hidden GDPR risk your business needs to cover

​Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services

Google, together with Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, is introducing the open-source Data Transfer Project, which will enable consumers to transfer their data directly from one service to another.

Source: ​Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services | ZDNet

New DSAR tool for GDPR compliance

According to the IAPP-EY Annual Privacy Governance Report 2017, DSARs were among the top three most difficult GDPR obligations for those surveyed, specifically, data portability, followed by right-to-be-forgotten requests and gathering explicit consent.

Source: New DSAR tool for GDPR compliance

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