Brave (BAT) Browser Urges U.K. Authorities to Crackdown Google’s Monopoly | BTCMANAGER
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Brave (BAT), a privacy-protecting web browser that rewards users with cryptocurrency for viewing ads, has sent a letter to the British authorities, urging them to put an end to Google’s monopoly by enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), reports Decrypt on February 19, 2020.
Brave (BAT) takes on Google
Per sources close to the matter, the Brave team has written to the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), urging the agency to enforce Europe’s GDPR regulation in the U.K in order to limit Google’s unfair advantage.
Brave argues that the search engine giant’s ability to use all the data it gathers from users to make huge profits without getting any form of regulation from the CMA gives it an unfair advantage over other market participants. Brave declared:
“The bundling of consent in the manner described by the CMA goes against some or all of the GDPR requirements of transparency, fairness, accountability, and purpose limitation in data protection legislation.“
The team further argues that making it mandatory for Google to operate in accordance with the GDPR legislation would drastically reduce the firm’s unfair edge, and give consumers power tantamount to the functional separation of Google’s businesses since its monopoly is based on its internal data free-for-all.”
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Earlier in January 2019,