Data portability: Expect an email from Google with a new data policy

By 12. May 2018October 5th, 2020No Comments
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Google will soon be sending out an email with the new changes to its policy to offer data portability.

Google has updated their privacy policy to comply with the GDPR that comes into effect in a couple of weeks. This new privacy policy, which you can now see, is noticeably simpler than what it used to be. Each section of the policy now includes illustrations or short YouTube videos that explain in simple terms what the policy means and what devices and services it covers.

Google will be emailing all its users to let them know about the new policy, meaning billions of people will receive this notification.

One of Google’s largest focuses will be on data portability. Google recently released the Data Transfer Project on GitHub, which currently offers “early-stage” open-source code that will eventually be available for any developer to enable direct transfers of data between two services. This allows data transfer between any two service providers using the service provider’s existing authorization mechanism, and allows each service provider to maintain control over the security of their service.

Data portability will not extend to data collected to make a service operate, including data generated to improve system performance or train models that may be commercially sensitive or proprietary.

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