The biggest names in tech and social are partnering up with the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter to participate in the Data Transfer Project.
According to Facebook, “using your data from one service when you sign up for another still isn’t as easy as it should be,” so a push for standardisation of security is in the works.
The goal is to create a common and sustainable way for people around the world to transfer their personal data more efficiently through online services.
Bridging the gap
Every service is built a little differently and moving data across them can be complicated. Counting steps, posting comments, and sharing photos are fun to have all in one place, but it needs to be secure.
Users began looking to the companies that provide their social media outlets to help ensure their data is safe. This is the heart of the Data Transfer Project.
Still in its earliest stages, the project does have the who’s who of the digital world all at one table and that could make for a very interesting think tank. More information on the project can be found here.
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