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Comments to the FTC on Data Portability

by Daniel Castro
U.S. Federal Trade Commission

The Center for Data Innovation has responded to a request for comment from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on the potential benefits and challenges to consumers and competition raised by data portability. In these comments the Center explains that policymakers should avoid broad data portability mandates, such as those imposed by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Rather, policymakers should pursue targeted data portability requirements where either there are clear opportunities to improve consumer welfare or the industry in question is highly regulated, such as healthcare, education, and financial services.

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