- Reports came out that the Brave had filed an official complaint against Google with the lead GDPR enforcer in Europe.
- In an interview, Johnny Ryan explained that the search engine had been abusing its power by sharing around data from users collected by its distinctive services.
Reports came out earlier this week that the browser Brave had filed an official complaint against Google with the lead General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcer in Europe.
In an interview that took place in February, the chief policy and industry relations officer, Dr Johnny Ryan explained that the search engine had been abusing its power by sharing around data from users collected by its distinctive services. According to Ryan, this is a big violation of the GDPR rulings.
If things didn’t change, Ryan had made the promise to take Google to court over the matter.
Of the GDP our requirements, article Article 5(1)b requires that data needs to be “collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes”.
Ryan has further said:
“Enforcement of Brave’s GDPR ‘purpose limitation’ complaint against Google would be tantamount to a functional separation, giving everyone the power to decide what parts of Google they chose to reward with their data.”
A recent study from the Brave browser was also released recently called Inside the Black Box. The study goes to look at “a diverse set of documents written for Google’s business clients, technology partners, developers, lawmakers, and users. It reveals that Google collects personal data from integrations with websites, apps, and operating systems, for hundreds ill-defined processing purposes.”