On March 31, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it will hold a workshop on data portability on September 22, 2020. Data portability allows consumers to obtain a copy of the data an organization holds about them (e.g., emails, photos, contacts, calendar, social media content), in a format that can easily be downloaded and transferred to another entity or to themselves. Data portability has been embraced as a consumer right in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), and several recent privacy bills at both the state and federal level.
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