26 Jul Tech Giant’s Data Portability Project Raise Privacy Questions
Security researchers have recently voiced their concerns on the the new a standards initiative by Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter, saying that the project’s privacy implications need to be better vetted.
Called the Data Transfer Project (DTP), the framework seeks to provide tools that can convert any service’s proprietary APIs to and from a small set of standardized data formats to ones that can be used by anyone. This will enable easier data transfer between any two providers using existing industry-standard infrastructure and authorization mechanisms.
However, privacy experts such as Varonis’ Brian Vecci, says that there’s a possibility that the data will not be deleted on the source service, which means there will be multiple places where the user’s data can be lost, stolen or misused in some way.