Brave Browser wants the UK to use GDPR to crack down on Google

Brave Browser Wants the UK to Use GDPR to Crack Down on Google

The team behind Brave Browser thinks that Google has an unfair competitive advantage due to its massive trove of user data. In a submission filed with the UK’s consumer protection agency, Brave argued that the country’s failure to enforce European data protection laws gives Google an unfair advantage.

Brave Browser’s stance

In an interview with the media people, Dr. Johnny Ryan, Chief policy and industry relations officer at Brave Browser, insisted that it’s not about the competition between Chrome and Brave, but enforcing the laws that protect consumers:

RTB [Real-time-bidding, an auction for online ads] is the biggest data breach in the world, personal data are being broadcasted to thousands of companies.

This is a response to the UK’s Competition and Market Authority’s concern that enforcing the GDPR would give an additional advantage to Google because of the massive amounts of data it collects through its numerous services.

Vigorous Enforcement of GDPR is fair: Brave Browser

However, Dr. Ryan insists that the right approach is a “vigorous and robust enforcement” of the law that goes beyond real-time-bidding. The General Data Protection Regulation prohibits a major tech company from sharing user data across different arms of its business. He further notices that if the authorities don’t do their job,

We may take them to court!

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