Facebook announced on their official blog that they’re participating in the Data Transfer Project with a number of online services providers to help their users move their data between any two online services providers.
Data Transfer Project (DTP) is a collaboration of organizations committed to building a common framework with open-source code that can connect any two online service providers, enabling a seamless, direct, user-initiated portability of data between the two platforms.
This project was formed in 2017 to create an open-source, service-to-service data portability platform so that all individuals across the web could easily move their data between online service providers whenever they want.
“This year, we’ve made our privacy settings easier to find and improved your ability to manage your data, including through Download Your Information, which is a way to access a secure copy of the data you’ve shared with Facebook. But using your data from one service when you sign up for another still isn’t as easy it should be.” said Steve Satterfield, Privacy & Public Policy Director at Facebook.
Facebook participation is an indication of their intention to tackle all kinds of issues facing users around the world, hampering them when it comes to moving their data between any two services.
“Moving your data between any two services can be complicated because every service is built differently and uses different types of data that may require unique privacy controls and settings.”
It should be pointed out that the Project is in its early stages and they hope many companies and experts participate in this collaboration to make it easy to transfer data between any two services.