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Brave Browser Reports That EU Governments Are Failing at Privacy Protection


Brave Browser Reports That EU Governments Are Failing at Privacy Protection

Brave browser urges the EU to take action against the governments who fail to protect their citizens’ privacy against “Big Tech”. On April 27, Brave browser filed a complaint urging the European Commission to take action against EU governments that fail to adequately protect their citizens. A recent report compiled by the Brave team concludes that most EU member states do not adequately staff their General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, enforcers: “Only five of Europe’s 28 national GDPR enforcers have more than 10 tech specialists. Europe’s GDPR enforcers do not have the capacity to investigate Big Tech.”

Regulators can’t afford to fight for privacy

Furthermore, the report stipulates that the enforcement agencies are underfinanced, which leads to reluctance on their part to engage in expensive litigation against tech giants: “Even when wrongdoing is clear, DPAs [data protection authorities] hesitate to use their powers against major tech firms because they can not afford the cost of legally defending their decisions against ‘Big Tech’ legal firepower.” Read More...