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Google accused of misusing personal data in new complaint by Brave

By Matthew Newman
  • 16 Mar 2020 02:01
  • 16 Mar 2020 02:46

Google has been accused of re-using peoples' personal data across its services in “hundreds” of “bewildering ways” that violate the EU’s data protection rules and entrench the company’s monopoly by shutting out smaller rivals.
Brave, a privacy-focused web browser, said in a statement today that Google’s policy of “cross using”

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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