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

A step in the right direction, says vice-chair of the DataPortability Project

Today’s announcement from Facebook represents the most important statement from them to-date regarding Data Portability. But to be clear, it is by no means the ultimate solution we all seek. Still, it represents major movement in the right direction.

First, you literally can draw a line on the calendar and say “prior to this . . . → Read More: A step in the right direction, says vice-chair of the DataPortability Project

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

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

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