How portable is portable? Exercising the GDPR's Right to Data Portability

Janis Wong, Tristan Henderson

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Abstract

The new European General Data Protection Regulation has introduced several new rights designed to empower users and regulate imbalances of power between those who collect and control data and those to whom the data refer. In this paper we focus on one particular right, the right to data portability, and examine how it is being implemented. We discuss the responses to 230 real-world data portability requests, and examine the file formats returned and difficulties in making and interpreting requests. We find variation in file formats, not all of which meet the GDPR requirements, and confusion amongst data controllers about the various GDPR rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference and 2018 International Symposium on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Wearable Computers
PublisherACM
Pages911-920
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018
EventFourth International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud and Pervasive Computing (IoT) - , Singapore
Duration: 8 Oct 20188 Oct 2018
Conference number: 4
http://www.claw-workshop.org/

Workshop

WorkshopFourth International Workshop on Legal and Technical Issues in Cloud and Pervasive Computing (IoT)
Abbreviated titleCLaw
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period8/10/188/10/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Data protection
  • GDPR
  • Right to data portability

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