2011 membership deadlines for the Plenary and Steering Group

The following notice is to – have people reconfirm their intention to be members of the plenary, the general assembly that can vote and make policy decisions on behalf of the DataPortability community. – be aware of important dates that impact the 2011 Steering membership. –  It is done in accordance with the regulations: http://wiki.dataportability.org/x/OIAt

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Why downloading your data is not data portability

Alisa Leonard who is the communications chairperson of the DataPortability Project, has written a perspective that adds to the one just posted by the current vice-chair of the organisation.

She writes:

Already I have seen across the Twittersphere references to Facebook now allowing “data portability.” Data portability is the idea that users are, and . . . → Read More: Why downloading your data is not data portability

Announcing the Portability Policy

Announcing PortabilityPolicy.org, an initiative of the DataPortability Project . . . → Read More: Announcing the Portability Policy

Chris Saad questions Mark Zuckerberg

Chris Saad wrote an important post that appeared on the ReadWriteWeb Blog yesterday. I recommend you read it to get a better understanding of Facebook’s privacy moves in relation to Data Portability.

In it, he raises a key point about the tendancy for Facebook, as well as other large companies, to manipulate industry language . . . → Read More: Chris Saad questions Mark Zuckerberg

Data portability in the Credit Card industry

Credit card data portability . . . → Read More: Data portability in the Credit Card industry

Facebook claims data portability is criminal

Facebook believes it’s criminal to reuse your data with your permission . . . → Read More: Facebook claims data portability is criminal

“Open” does not mean “Interoperable Data Portability” which is the real goal

Last Sunday, Chris Saad and I wrote a piece on this blog assessing Facebook’s recent announcement.

Chris has written a follow up piece which I think is a great perspective on what the industry should be thinking about.

….Open is no longer enough. The web community needs to up it’s game.

The same is . . . → Read More: “Open” does not mean “Interoperable Data Portability” which is the real goal

Assessing the openess of Facebook’s “Open Graph Protocol”

This is an analysis by DataPortability chairperson Elias Bizannes and former chairperson Chris Saad.

Summary In essence, Facebook is striving to create a web-wide semantic search engine and recommendation system based on a mix of open and closed technologies.

While some of the approaches are indeed open, the overall outcome is an attempt to . . . → Read More: Assessing the openess of Facebook’s “Open Graph Protocol”

Our comment to the FCC on “Data Portability and its relationship to broadband”

Today we officially sent comment to the FCC on “Data Portability and its relationship to broadband“. The team laboured hard over the weekend as we only found out about this late last week, but we managed to get something together that I hope will be of value to the FCC.  (You can check the . . . → Read More: Our comment to the FCC on “Data Portability and its relationship to broadband”

Lobby against the password anti-pattern

Back in January, I wrote how it’s time to criminalise the password anti-pattern. The password anti-pattern is where service A requires you to enter your service B username and password so service A can act for you with your B service. It teaches you how to be phished, and the only way to resolve . . . → Read More: Lobby against the password anti-pattern