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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

European Commission, experts uneasy over WP29 data portability interpretation

The European Commission has written to EU privacy regulators to express concern over their interpretation of the data portability clause in the General Data Protection Regulation.

Specifically, the Commission appears to be worried that the regulators have interpreted too broad a scope for the GDPR’s Article 20. The Article 29 Working Party (WP29), the group that represents EU privacy regulators, issued guidelines earlier this month in which it said “the right to data portability covers data provided knowingly and actively by the data subject as well as the personal data generated by his or her activity.”

Source: European Commission, experts uneasy over WP29 data portability interpretation

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