data portability at the London Geek Dinner of 27 February 2008, the main speakers being DataPortability WorkGroup members Ian Forrester of BBC Backstage and Paul Jones of Faraday Media, the company behind Particls - with lots of views on privacy, data protection, etc as well as technology. The event was organised by Cristiano Betta, thanks Cristiano! (UPDATE: embedded Flash version instead, much better, thanks again Cristiano)
Anyone who wants to can join the public DataPortability Action Groups - just sign up for those Google Groups and add yourself to the list.
Personally I think it's necessary to work on both policy and technology issues at the same time, as they have to inform each other. It's early days yet but lots of people seem to be coming on board, so let's hope the momentum is kept up and that there will be positive, concrete results soon from all this.
For those interested there's a previous video of Ian talking about data portability at BarCampLondon3 in November 2007 (more videos from BarCampLondon3) and this popular short video on dataportability.
For your diaries: the next London Geek Dinner will be on Thursday 13 March 2008, and will feature a speaker from the Participatory Culture Foundation, who will talk about internet TV/video application Miro.