Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

According to a scientific paper the four companies working on DTP released yesterday, the DTP framework will work on existing APIs and authorization mechanisms to access data to access and convert data into a common format and will require minimal modifications from participants.

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter are collaborating on a new open source data portability project to make it easier for users to transfer their data between these websites. For example, you might use Instagram app where you share photos publicly, Facebook app where you share updates with friends, and Fitbit fitness app for tracking your workouts.

"These are the kinds of issues the Data Transfer Project will tackle".

Since the data will be encrypted during the transfer, the process is expected to be secure.

The data will be encrypted during the transfer, which is meant to make the process secure and to keep your data safe - something that's essential during a time of heightened concern around tech companies and their handling of sensitive data. Instructions on the DTP site note that you'll need API keys from the services you want to transfer data from and to.

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The project is still in the early stages but seems to offer plenty of upside, both to consumers and businesses.

"So far, we have developed adapters for seven different service providers across five different types of consumer data; we think this demonstrates the viability of this approach to scale to a large number of use cases". When you switch to competing online services, you would like to have your existing data there as well.

"Information that is housed on one platform can not be easily and securely transferred to other services. This is not a positive collective experience for the people who use our services and we are keen to work through some of the challenges as an industry", Twitter said.

"For people on slow or low bandwidth connections, service-to-service portability will be especially important where infrastructure constraints and expense make importing and exporting data to or from the user's system impractical if not almost impossible", said Craig Shank, Vice President for Corporate Standards at Microsoft.

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