As the Chair of the COST Action FA1404 I can see how paramount are the activities led by COST. Training Schools and short-term scientific missions, for instance but not exclusively, are unique activities allowing rapidly young researchers to gain skills and knowledge from European partners and even from our competitors worldwide. Reducing the budget at a time of fierce competition and social needs for impact and life improvement would put Europe at risk to lose its competitiveness. I hope the COST budget will not be cut to maintain such tremendous societal, scientific and commercial impact.
A person shall be able to transfer their personal data from one electronic processing system to and into another, without being prevented from doing so by the data controller. Data that has been sufficiently anonymised is excluded, but data that has only been de-identified but remains possible to link to the individual in question, such as by him or her providing the relevant identifier, is not.  Both data that has been 'provided' by the data subject, and data that has been 'observed' — such as about their behaviour — is within scope. In addition, the data must be provided by the controller in a structured and commonly used Open standard electronic format. The right to data portability is provided by Article 20 of the GDPR.  Legal experts see in the final version of this measure a "new right" created that "reaches beyond the scope of data portability between two controllers as stipulated in Article 18".  (Note that the Article number was updated to Article 20 in the final release version. The quotation was accurate at the time.)