Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter have spoken out of the “Data Transfer Project” standards that provide new ways to transfer data between platforms.
Google has explained that the project under discussion allows users to transfer their data directly to another service without having to download and re-upload it. While Facebook and Twitter have only conveyed the core of the idea, Google has been more focused on the subject.
The current version of the system supports the transfer of data related to images, emails, contacts, calendars and tasks via APIs from Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Samsung and Milk.
In the data security debate, Google has announced that the services that are used for data transfer work in such a way that prior to the transfer of information, the identity needs to be verified by each person, as well as all the certificates and user information are encrypted.
In addition, it has been said that services that intend to sign up for a data transfer project can use their current security features. This will make it harder for companies to provide data transfer capabilities to their users.
The data transfer project, which was first keyed in 2017, is designed as an open source solution, and is in its early stages. However, with the presence of these prominent companies, it is expected to see a rapid growth between the different platforms.