May 21, 2024

Brave accuses Google of data protection law violation

Brave accuses Google of data protection law violation

The developers of the Brave browser recently filed a complaint against Google, alleging that the tech company violatedGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Google advertising technology collects and useshuge amount of user data. On the other hand, Brave employees claim that their technology serves ads without violating privacy. Additionally, your browser does not track cookies by default. 

According to the complaint, Google violated the principle“limitation of purpose”, which is set out in Article 5 of the GDPR. The article states: “Personal data is collected for specific, explicit and lawful purposes and is not further processed in a manner incompatible with those purposes.” 

For example, data collected through Google Fit should only be used to motivate the user to exercise. 

Brave representatives held their ownAn investigation supporting their complaint. The documents state that “Google has its own and very vague notions of goals” and that “the distribution of personal information between companies in no way complies with the principle of goal restriction”.

Google representatives have already managed to refute thesecharges by commenting on The Register reporters. According to them, browser users have a clear idea of ​​what data they share and how this data is stored.

Let us recall that at the beginning of this year the technologicalthe giant has set a price tag for the following services – providing the user's location, access to their search history and emails. 

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