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Brave uncovers Google’s GDPR workaround

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  1. skybrian
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    I'm having trouble understanding what this is about. Can anyone explain better what Google is supposed to have done?

    I'm having trouble understanding what this is about. Can anyone explain better what Google is supposed to have done?

    4 votes
  2. nacho
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    This is going to be very interesting to follow in the courts. How big a fine will this give? How robust is the law to these types of workarounds?

    This is going to be very interesting to follow in the courts.

    How big a fine will this give? How robust is the law to these types of workarounds?

    3 votes
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    JXM
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    My first reaction to this is that Google will get in trouble, get fined a few hundred million dollars and then keep on doing it because they can easily write fines like that off as the cost of...

    My first reaction to this is that Google will get in trouble, get fined a few hundred million dollars and then keep on doing it because they can easily write fines like that off as the cost of doing business.

    2 votes
    1. [4]
      nacho
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      GDPR violations can give fines in percentages of gross world revenue. If the courts decide to go down that road, we could easily see the largest fines ever given. Like bigger than the respiration...

      GDPR violations can give fines in percentages of gross world revenue.

      If the courts decide to go down that road, we could easily see the largest fines ever given. Like bigger than the respiration Germany was forced to pay after World War I type fines.

      That's why these first large cases in GDPR-violations are so interesting.

      3 votes
      1. [3]
        JXM
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        Maybe I'm cynical, but I'll believe it when it happens. And Google could afford to spend the next 30 years litigating it in court before they even have to pay anything.

        Maybe I'm cynical, but I'll believe it when it happens. And Google could afford to spend the next 30 years litigating it in court before they even have to pay anything.

        3 votes
    2. HoolaBoola
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      I'm a bit sceptical too, mainly because if they've found a GDPR 'workaround', I suspect they know how to defend it in court. Though if they — the EU — do fine Google, I believe they'll be quite...

      I'm a bit sceptical too, mainly because if they've found a GDPR 'workaround', I suspect they know how to defend it in court. Though if they — the EU — do fine Google, I believe they'll be quite efficient at that, looking at how they've fined Google in the past.

      1 vote