Data portability in the EU: An obscure data subject right
The EU General Data Protection Regulation aims to empower individuals and give them “control” over their personal data. To do this, data subjects have been granted various rights, including the right to data portability, which did not exist under the Data Protection Directive. Contrary to the well-known access right, data portability allows data subjects to obtain and reuse their personal data, at least in theory.
Data portability rarely ever seems to be used by data subjects — let alone debated before a court. This is in stark contrast with the access right, which data subjects have frequently relied on under the Data Protection Directive and the GDPR, resulting in a broad catalog of jurisprudence, including by the European Court of Justice.
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