The DataPortability Project [is] a registered not-for-profit that exists for the sole purpose of advocating the portability of personal data residing on websites and in networks … [T]he current ToS and EULA model—those hundred page legal documents you are forced to agree to in order to use a service—are often ignored by consumers and hence they are surprised when they get a service enforcing its terms. We believed a simpler way is needed to communicate what a service does with respect to a person’s data and what rights they have over it. Later this month, we will be formally announcing our initiative which we call the “Portability Policy”. This will be a set of questions a company can answer (with no right or wrong answers) that discloses what people can do with their data.
Elias Bizannes – the chairperson and executive director of the DataPortability Project.