Up until this point, there was a lack of access to data portability, which puts users at the mercy of the company’s policy, but that is about to change.
In order for Instagram to comply with the data portability rule in EU GDPR privacy law, which goes into effect on May 25th, it is necessary for them to make changes. The data download tool is accessible to everyone on the web. Although Android is still rolling it out, on iOS it is available. The download contains your profile info, photos, videos, archived stories (those posted after December 2017), your post and story captions, your uploaded contacts, the usernames of your followers and people you follow, direct messages, non-ephemeral Direct message photos and videos, comments, likes, searches, and settings. All this is to comply with data portability regulations.
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Instagram is one of the most popular photo hosting websites, and millions of people use it everyday to share with their family and friends. But this data can be very personal, so to have a say in how it’s used and shared is a great step forward. Don’t you agree?
Not only are individuals in the EU benefiting from data portability, but consumers all over the world are benefiting from a law that originates from the EU. This gives humanity access to what belongs to them in the first place, privacy.
If you’re prepared to meet the challenge of data portability, the result is improved trust between you and the individuals your company serves.
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