Facebook's data export tool will be rolled out to users in Ireland initially, with worldwide availability in the first half of 2020. The initiative springs from the Data Transfer Project, a collaboration among Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter to make some data transferable among those platforms.
Today, Facebook announced it's launching a photo transfer tool that will let users port photos directly to Google Photos. As mentioned, the utility is now only available to those in Ireland, with wider (worldwide) availability planned for the first half of 2020.
Social media companies including Facebook and Alphabet's Google have come under scrutiny on data privacy issues, fueled by Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal in which personal data were harvested from millions of users without their consent. Users who have the option available to them will see the tool in Facebook's settings under Your Facebook Information.
'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, ' Mr Satterfield said.
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Facebook said in September it supports data portability and is planning to build new tools around it.
'That new importer can also be contributed back to the open source project, thereby allowing other companies to export to that new service, as well, with no additional technical work'.
"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", Mr Satterfield said.