Data Transfer Project

Data Transfer Project
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Type of projectData portability
Established20 July 2018 (2018-07-20)

The Data Transfer Project (DTP) is an open-source initiative which features data portability between multiple online platforms.[1][2] The project was launched and introduced by Google in July 20, 2018, and has currently partnered with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter,[3][4] and Apple.[5]


The project was formed by the Google Data Liberation Front in 2017, hoping to provide a platform that could allow individuals to move their online data between different platforms, without the need of downloading and re-uploading data.[6][3] The ecosystem is achieved by extracting different files through various available APIs released by online platforms and translating such codes so that it could be compatible with other platforms.[7][8]

In July 20, 2018, the joint project was announced. The source code, which has been uploaded to GitHub, was mainly written by Google and Microsoft's engineers.[9]

In July 30, 2019, Apple announced that it will be joining the project, allowing data portability in iCloud.[5]

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