10 Things the Next President Should Do About IT - Create a Mandate for Data Portability

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 2008-02-15 Print this article Print
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People should be allowed to leave a Web site such as Facebook or MySpace and take all their personal data with them. They should not have to spend hours on the phone with customer support people dealing with a complex process that is designed to deter people from taking their personal data with them. Deciding what organization has your permission to access your personal data, and when, is an inalienable right.


With President's Day upon us in an election year, now might be a good time to reflect on what the next president of the United States should do about IT (regardless of who wins).

By Mike Vizard

As the Editorial Director and Senior Vice President, Michael Vizard sets the strategic editorial direction for the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis, which includes eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, The Channel Insider, Publish and Microsoft Watch,. Mr. Vizard has served as the Editor in Chief of CMP MediaÔÇÖs Computer Resellers News, in addition to being Editor in Chief at International Data GroupÔÇÖs InfoWorld. Mr. Vizard has also had extensive editorial management experience over an 18-year career that has included management positions with PC Week, Computerworld, Digital Review and Electronic BuyersÔÇÖ News.

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