Data Portability Wars : Google and Facebook vs. YOU

Well, here we go again.

The big companies love to embrace data portability and the freedom it provides its users, not to mention the press and goodwill that comes with it, as long as it doesn’t conflict with their corporate agenda.

Let’s call it what it is: Facebook and Google both support “convenient” data . . . → Read More: Data Portability Wars : Google and Facebook vs. YOU

Google Unleashes New Data Portability Initiative: Google Takeout

Google today unveiled a new service that provides advanced Data Portability across its diverse platform.  Google Takeout (http://www.google.com/takeout) makes it easy to extract your data from a variety of Google Services including: Buzz, Contact and Circles, Picasa Web Albums, and Profile. The information is provided in a variety of formats, including vCard and JSON . . . → Read More: Google Unleashes New Data Portability Initiative: Google Takeout

#portability4trust: How we will bring data portability to trust frameworks this quarter.

Dial or Skype details for this Wednesday’s Conference Call to start before IIW.

Here’s how you can bring the ideas in our data portability policy to hundreds of millions of people. I’ll need your help in May and June to start. In short: build portability principles into boilerplate identity contracts.

What’s a trust framework? . . . → Read More: #portability4trust: How we will bring data portability to trust frameworks this quarter.

2011 Steering Committee Election Results

The DataPortability Project’s 2011 officers are Chairman Steve Repetti, Vice Chair Daniela Barbosa, Treasurer Elias Bizannes and Secretary Nate Benes. Drummond Reed and Brady Brim-DeForest will be the Project’s stewards to the Identity Commons. . . . → Read More: 2011 Steering Committee Election Results

Announcing the Portability Policy

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

Data portability in the Credit Card industry

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

Facebook Embraces Data Portability – Again

Facebook issues strongest endorsement of Data Portability yet, saying the people own their own data. . . . → Read More: Facebook Embraces Data Portability – Again

Upcoming Event: Internet Identity Workshop 10

* How are social networking sites and social media tools applying user-centric identity? * What are the open standards to make it work? (identity and semantic) * What are technical implementations of those standards? * How do different standards and technical implementations interoperate? * What are the new social norms and legal constructs needed . . . → Read More: Upcoming Event: Internet Identity Workshop 10

Dataportability officially endorses the Health Data Bill of Rights

We previously wrote in regards to the Dataportability Healthcare Taskforce endorsing the Health Data Bill of Rights.  We are now pleased to announce that the Dataportability project is officially endorsing the Health Data Bill of Rights as stated below ….

In an era when technology allows personal health information to be more easily stored, . . . → Read More: Dataportability officially endorses the Health Data Bill of Rights

DataPortability Project Plenary Quarterly Meeting – Q2 09 July 21st 16:00 – 17:00 UTC

FROM: Daniela Barbosa, DataPortability Project chair, TO: DataPortability Project Members and Supporters RE: Quarterly Plenary Meeting- Q2 09

As per our 2009 strategic goals, the Steering Group of the DataPortability Project will be responsible for quarterly plenary meetings to engage the community more with what we are doing. The plenary is an important part . . . → Read More: DataPortability Project Plenary Quarterly Meeting – Q2 09 July 21st 16:00 – 17:00 UTC