Data ownership and portability is increasingly becoming a hot topic, and rightfully so. Consumers should have the right to do what they want with their data but that’s a hard task to accomplish for everyday people when most of us don’t even have access to our data. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed in 2018, obligating companies to provide users with data privacy and data portability. Data privacy ensures that users know which of their personal information is shared and why, and that they consent to that distribution of their information. With data portability, Big Data collecting companies (like Facebook or Google) are legally obligated to allow users to move all personal information the company has collected on them from that particular service to another. The company has to port that information in a usable format that allows for easy transmittal, and the information must be transmitted “without hindrance.” This is usually in some form of a downloadable file. The European Union led the effort world-wide in helping consumers own their data and use it how they like. The United States is not far behind.
While the US doesn’t have a federal data privacy law many states are leading the charge. One such related law, called the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), applies to companies who are either doing business in California or who have users or customers in that state. The law obligates companies to disclose the information they collect on users, make it portable, and even empowers users to ask that their data be deleted. This doesn’t go without notice federally as California is the 5th largest economy in the world. To date there are several federal bills pending with bipartisan agreement that a federal privacy law in the US needs to happen. While consumers are waiting for a federal bill to go into effect they can still take control of their data through the CCPA. It goes into effect January 1, 2020.
Since most companies service consumers in the state of California they must comply with CCPA and many are making platform wide data privacy changes that all users can benefit from. The Streamlytics Team put together a guide for how you can easily get your data from the top Internet and Streaming companies.
- How to Get Your Google
- How to Get Your Apple Data
- How to Get Your Netflix Data
- How to Get Your Hulu Data
- How to Get Your Amazon Data
- How to Get Your Facebook Data
- How to Get Your Instagram Data
- How to Get Your WhatsApp Data
- How to Get Your Twitter Data
- How to Get Your Twitch Data
- How to Get Your Pinterest Data
- How to Get Your LinkedIn Data
- How to Get Your Snapchat Data
- How to Get Your Uber Data
- How to Get Your Lyft Data
- How to Get Your BET+ Data
- How to Get Your Disney+ Data
- How to Get Your Warner Brother Streaming Data
- How to Get Your CW Network Data
- How to Get Your CBS Access Data
- How to Get Your HBO Data
- How to Get Your Showtime Data
- How to Get Your Crackle TV Data
- How to Get Your Starz Data
- How to Get Your Spotify Data
- How to Get Your Tidal Data
Streamlytics is a MID (Mediator of Individual Data) and helps to make sure that you get your data.You can use one of our products, GetMyData.io, to easily request your data from any company and track that company’s compliance in getting you your data.