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Published: 18 May 2019
‘Data portability means it will be simpler for Islanders to move their personal details from one organisation to another. Organisations themselves will be required to respond to such requests without undue delay and show they respect the legal rights of the people the data relates to.’The difference between data portability and the more commonly recognised ‘subject access request’ is that data portability relates to the personal data supplied or generated by the individual and not details organisations have created themselves. It also only applies to data processed electronically. When responding to a data portability request, the data must be provided in a machine readable format and not necessarily provided in a format understandable by a person.
‘What we are seeing is when data protection is done well, it helps build and maintain trust between organisations and the individuals whose data they hold.’
‘As there is not one universal way that personal data is recorded and stored across all organisations it was recognised that more time was needed to prepare, so the one year transition period, which expires 25 May 2019, was granted.’READ: guidance note on data portability