Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

Interoperability for data portability between social networking sites (SNS): the interplay between EC software copyright and competition law

Sih Yuliana Wahyuningtyas * *

Keywords: interoperability, data portability, social networking sites (SNS), software copyright, competition law

Abstract

The right to data portability introduced in the European Commission Proposal for the European General Data Protection Regulation as subsequently amended by the European Parliament entails a certain degree of interoperability, including between social networking sites (SNS). In the absence of specific regulation, SNS interoperability for the purpose of data portability raises issues with regard to how far copyright protection under the European Software Directive may be exempted and in which case interoperability between SNS would require competition law to intervene in software copyright domain.

Author Notes

Postdoctoral researcher at Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and ICT (ICRI)/The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR) – KU Leuven – iMinds, Belgium; lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Jakarta-Indonesia.

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