Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy Critique

@article{Swire2013WhyTR,
  title={Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy Critique},
  author={Peter P. Swire and Yianni D. Lagos},
  journal={Cyberspace Law eJournal},
  year={2013}
}
In its draft Data Protection Regulation, the European Union has announced a major new economic and human right – the right to data portability ('RDP'). The basic idea of the RDP is that an individual would be able to transfer his or her material from one information service to another, without hindrance. For instance, consumers would have a legal right to get an immediate and full download of their data held by a social network such as Facebook, a cloud provider, or a smartphone app.Although… Expand
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