Moving data from iCloud may need to be made easier under upcoming EU law


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Nov 10, 2017
Currently, if you’re deeply embedded in the Apple ecosystem, you likely have a huge range of data stored on iCloud – contacts, messages, calendars, photos, videos, mail, notes, documents, device backups, and more. Moving data from iCloud to a different cloud service (because of a price increase, say) is non-trivial, and that’s something a new law aims to change.

While Apple is committed to the principle of data portability, it doesn’t yet go out of its way to make the process easy for non-techy users …'

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Mar 13, 2022
"...Social media is a good example, where we may have hundreds of thousands of posts, photos, videos – and an extensive network of friends. Starting again with a different social network can be a daunting prospect, which gives established companies a significant advantage over emerging ones.

The idea behind data portability is that consumers should be free to move all their online data from one service to another, as quickly and as easily as possible..."
The Act makes it easier to switch to other providers of data processing services, introduces safeguards against unlawful data transfer by cloud service providers and provides for the development of interoperability standards for data to be reused between sectors.

Enter Blockchain and Web3...
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