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Answer

If a company is processing your personal data on the basis of your consent or a contract, you can ask the company to transfer your personal data to you.

You can also ask for your personal data to be transferred directly to another company whose services you would like to use, when it’s technically feasible. 

Example

You are a member of an online social media network. You decide that a new rival social media network is better suited to your aims and age-group. You can ask your current online social media network to transfer your personal data, including your photos, to the new social media network.

References

  • Article 20 and Recital (68) of the GDPR
  • Article 29 Working Party Guidelines on the right to data portability, adopted on 13 December 2016, as last revised and adopted on 5 April 2017 (WP 242 rev.01)