Reuters reports European Union regulators heard from Facebook Monday that forcing tech companies to provide data to competitors, as had been voiced by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager, would have privacy and liability risks. “There is a fundamental tension between transferring people’s data, particularly when your data isn’t just yours but data that you share with friends, with groups, with other online communities from one surface to a competitor surface,” Facebook Global Affairs Head Nick Clegg said. He also asked who would be liable if something went wrong. Meanwhile, Facebook announced a new tool that allows users to transfer photos and videos directly from Facebook to Google Photos.
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