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2:44 pm on Sep 14, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Reuters are reporting that Brave, the privacy-based browser, has files compalints in the UK and Ireland in a test case for GDPR compliance. Its complaint is based on the personal data which is passed to many, many companies without a users' knowledge. The supposed use for transmitting this data is for advertising purposes, and the complain argues that this data is further unauthorised when re-used.

“There is a massive and systematic data breach at the heart of the behavioral advertising industry. Despite the two-year lead-in period before the GDPR, adtech companies have failed to comply,” Brave’s chief policy officer Johnny Ryan told Reuters.


Brave Browser Files Privacy Complaints in GDPR Test Case [reuters.com]
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Popcorn..and Champagne..
Go Brave :)
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Popcorn indeed. I'd forgotten that “Brave” is the actual name of a specific browser, so “Brave Browser Files Privacy Complaints” sounded like the blurb for a Disney movie.
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Its not just Brave, its ORG and an academic from UCL.

I do not know how strong a case they have, but the sort of things they say are shared are things that it is useful for advertisers to know but that people will not want shared ("sexuality, ethnicity or political opinions. ").
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@Leosghost your popcorn will go stale and and champagne flat before any of this go anywhere.
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You're correct, this is not going to be over quickly, unless it's thrown out.
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@Leosghost your popcorn will go stale and and champagne flat before any of this go anywhere.

Us Irish are known for our perseverance and our patience :) witness our history, I can make popcorn daily ( I live in the agricultural part of France, but at the sea ) and the wine cellar is very well stocked..the spirits and beer cupboard too, I can , and will, toast this "welcome start to Google and others respecting people's privacy", every evening..It being now 19.08 hrs here...raises glass..

"To Brave".. :)
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Enforcement of privacy on the WWW will end up like herding cats on a global scale.
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Sadly, cats CAN be herded. Not pretty, but can be done, and you know the folks at both ends (tech giants v government) will do all they can to manage the "herd" of users...
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I always thought we had a reasonable and working system for ads: Ads based on the current search input in search engines and ads based on the content of a website. Ad companies should have left it at that.

Anybody with only superficial knowledge about todays tracking technology blocks ads and tracking alltogether - or at least tries to.

I have spent huge amounts on Adwords in the last years, nevertheless I myself use an Adblocker and have financially supported initatives like "europe vs facebook" and have donated to noyb.eu.
 

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