The Data Transfer project that Facebook has been working on for a long time is finally ready to be launched. The tool by the company which is designed in order to let you transfer your photos easily from Facebook to Google Photos is here. And it is created so that “all individuals across the web could easily move their data between online service providers whenever they want.”
As per the company, the ‘Data Transfer Project’ by Facebook is in collaboration with big names like Apple, Microsoft, Google but currently, they are focused on just Google Photos. That is to export photos from Facebook to Google’s gallery application. Eventually, they are also going to include other participants to extend the project.
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The project was first released in Ireland and now it is all ready to be launched worldwide. The tool by Facebook will be available for everyone to use in the first half of 2020.
Speaking about the potential concerns, Steve Satterfield who is Facebook‘s Director of Privacy and Public Policy says, “We’ve kept privacy and security as top priorities, so all data transferred will be encrypted and people will be asked to enter their password before a transfer is initiated.”
He continued by saying, “It seems clear that people should be able to transfer data such as the photos they upload to a service. ”
“We’ve learned from our conversations with policymakers, regulators, academics, advocates, and others that real-world use cases and tools will help drive policy discussions forward,” he added further.