Facebook sceptical about Data Portability
Chris Kelly, Facebook's chief privacy officer, says:
We joined the Data Portability Workgroup because we want to show that we're serious about having that conversation. But to just say that you can have a completely open system ignores that there are serious privacy and security challenges about that.You can now say that they understand the privacy problems of linking the silos and building interfaces for exchanging what is essentially personal information. You can also say that they just want to protect their business model and not share the Facebook user base with others. Or you can say that these arguments are not mutually exclusive. Bob Blakley has developed a similar privacy business argument around his model of an Identity Oracle last year.