March 4, 2024

Brave blockchain browser announces crusade against Google

Brave has filed several complaints with several EU regulators regarding a violation of Google's General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR).

The European Commission received relevant requests,Irish Data Protection Commission, German Federal Competition Authority, UK Competition and Markets Commission, and French Competition Authority. In the absence of regulatory action, Brave reserves the right to file a lawsuit against Google.

The company sees an injustice in the fact that the exchange of user data by various services of the IT giant ecosystem creates a free data warehouse for them, which undermines the foundations of the GPDR.

Paragraph 5 (1) b of this provision requires that the data “be collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes and not be further processed in a manner incompatible with these purposes”.

“Enforcement of Brave's complaint against Google onthe “target restriction” clause in the GDPR would be tantamount to functional separation, giving everyone the right to decide which Google services they choose to reward with their data, ”says Executive Director of Policy and Industry Relations Dr. Johnny Ryan.

In addition to accessing the controls in Bravepresented the study “Inside the black box”. In it, a company based on open data disclosed how Google collects personal data from integration with websites, applications and operating systems for hundreds of unclearly formulated processing goals.

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