Instagram is building its own data portability tool that will allow users to download a copy of everything they have ever shared on the platform, similar to how the Facebook download tool works. The platform confirmed the news to TechCrunch.
The tool could help Instagram users control the amount of their data on the platform. It will also help Facebook, which owns Instagram, to comply with the next European data privacy rule, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will require all data to be portable. The rule will also require companies to delete the data at the request of the user. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed in testimony today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Congress that the company would comply with GDPR in Europe and the US. UU., Where it is not yet required.
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