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By Stephen Gardner. A new EU data portability right could alter the relationship between data subjects and data controllers by allowing individuals to manage their data as a single set of information across different platforms.

For example, the right might enable data subjects to take their transaction histories with them when they switch to a new bank, or employees to carry their employment records when they move to a new job, even if that new job is in another country.

The overall effect may weaken the hold data controllers have over personal data, and to force controllers to work with one another, even in cases in which some controllers might lose out.

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