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  • Thanks to Janis Wong for agreeing to travel to present at this session.
    As usual, we'll be starting around 19:00 BST.

    The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reinforces
    existing data subject rights in an attempt to rebalance power between
    citizens and the increasingly sizeable and international companies that
    are collecting and exploiting data from them. The GDPR introduces one
    new data subject right, and the focus of this talk, Article 20 the right
    to data portability (RtDP). The RtDP aims to allow data subjects to
    obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across
    different services.

    As no empirical research has been done to assess the RtDP, we exercise
    the right by making 230 real-world data portability requests across a
    wide range of data controllers. The RtDP is interesting to study as it
    operates under a framework that aims to be technologically neutral while
    requiring specific technologies for implementation. Our research