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Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter Launch Data Transfer Project

July 24, 2018

The open-source Data Transfer Project, intended to simplify and protect data transfer across apps, comes at a sensitive time for many of the participating organizations.

Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Twitter have teamed up to launch a new initiative dubbed the Data Transfer Project (DTP), which is intended to simplify data sharing across services.

The open-source effort is dedicated to building tools that will enable users to directly transfer information from one service to another so they don’t have to download and re-upload it, explains Google, which first mentioned the project in a post about its preparations for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Instead, people can port data from one company to another from within an application.

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