Some Engineering crew at Google have banded together to form a new Google team called the Data Liberation Front. Their main goal? – to make it easy for users to “liberate” their personal data out of Google products. The Data Liberation Front’s motto:
Users own the data they store in any of Google’s products. Our team’s goal is to give users greater control by making it easier for them to move data in and out.
Google’s Data Liberation Front also believes that users should not be charged for taking out their data from any online services. And so Google is offering tools which users can use freely to export their data from Google products and services.
The National Data Liberation Front has already started their work, liberating over half of all Google products from Blogger, Gmail and Google App Engine. User data from Google sites and Google Docs will soon be liberated easily as well. So the next you opt out of these Google products, for sure you won’t have a hard time exporting your data to other online services.