Mountain View, Calif. — The Data Liberation Front, an engineering team at Google, announced today on their blog that they have launched their latest product, Google Takeout.

The service allows you to log in using your Gmail account information and backup your data from several Google products, either for safety or for use in other applications or software. This capability will undoubtedly be of interest to the approximately 40,000 people who lost their Gmail data in February.

“Google Takeout lets you take your data out of multiple Google products in one fell swoop. Moreover, you’ll find that all your data is in portable and open formats‚ so it’s easy to import to other services quickly,” the blog said.

Google Takeout supports Picasa, Buzz, Circles, Stream, and Profile and Contacts, with promises from the team to add other Google products “so stay tuned.”

Related Links: (Data Liberation Front Blog)