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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

Updated : July 20, 2018 10:25 PM IST

In the early stages at the moment, the data transfer project will help users of one service to use their data to sign up for another service with encryption. 
The initiative comes at a time when data-sharing is making headlines, be it the massive Cambridge Analytica data scandal or third-party apps accessing users' data at various platforms -- amid countries announcing new data-protection laws like the European General Data Regulation Protection (GDPR).
The data transfer project uses services' existing APIs and authorisation mechanisms to access data.
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter join Data Transfer Project

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