Why do we need the DTP

Companies have been adding the ability to download you data (Takeout, Microsoft Export). This is great and is a huge step forward in terms of empowering users to be in control of their data.

However just being able to download your data has a number of shortcomings:

DTP aims to solve those problems by making it easy for users to directly transfer data directly from one provider to another. This puts both the burden for bandwidth and figuring out compatibility with the service providers and not with the user.

An alternative approach to DTP is to have each company build direct transfer capabilities with each alternative service provider directly.