Personopplysningsloven informasjonssikkerhet

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The European assemblage has merged the right to data portability with the good of access in Article 15(2a) of the draft legislation. While the principles hidden the right to data portability remain part of the amended proposal, the European Parliament has limited| the scope of application of the contemporary right. In the view of the European Parliament, the right to data portability should| only apply where a direct transfer of personal data is “technically feasible and available”. Under the proposal submitted by the European Commission, the right to data portability would spread generally to all computerized processing systems irrespective of whether transfer of data is before technically possible. The amendment of the European Parliament thus automatically tones down the potential impact of the right to data portability.

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If the new good to data portability would be interpreted in such a way as to be applicable exclusively if a technical measure for direct transfer of data is already available, users would only be able to rely on it in very limited circumstances. This interpretation may even confuse controllers from developing standards, as the duty to transmit data only applies when this is technically feasible, thereby continuing to lock-in users.

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While most social networking sites like Facebook and Google+ offer users the possibility to obtain a copy of their data, there are still considerable limits on the direct transfer of personal information to other platforms. In practice, users have to re-enter their profile information, photos, videos and other information manually in the new platform if they want to alteration from one social network to another. The right to data portability would address this problem.

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