Cerf on Data Portability

It is encouraging to see a leading light of the Internet, like Vint Cerf, back the need for data portability. According to ReadWriteWeb, Cerf is comparing the current state of affairs to the lack of standards in the era predating the Internet. I think this is a fair comparison, the ability for users to carry their information with them from service to service really is just about non-existent.

If his call is answered, and even within his employer there are efforts to better serve data portability, I am optimistic about the balance shifting at least a little bit back towards consumers.

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