:sparkles: The exercisability of the right to data portability in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) environment has been published in New Media and Society. :sparkles:

The first paper to come out of the data portability project undertaken at UCL STEaPP last year, the paper examines Article 20 (“the right to data portability”) enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The article gives data subjects the right to move their personal data from one data controller to another. This ability for users to move their data can guarantee that they are not locked into services they no longer want to use.

Across two empirical studies, we showcase how the ability to exercise the right is currently not possible and focus specifically at the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) environment.

We conclude that for Article 20 to be workable, there needs to be greater awareness and pressure from consumers as well as guidance from regulators as well as policymakers.

Additional information about the research project can be found here: