The Weekly BAT + Podcast Ep. 54 — Brave surpasses 16.7M MAU & 5.7M DAU in July, Johnny Ryan takes a new role with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Partner AMA w/ Guardian (tech powering Brave Firewall + VPN for iOS)

Johnny Ryan takes a new role with the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, after two years as Brave’s Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer

Thursday, August 6th, 2020 — Brave today announced that Dr Johnny Ryan, FRHistS, Brave’s Chief Policy and Industry Relations Officer, is departing from Brave to join the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. He will also take up a Senior Fellow position at the Open Markets Institute.

“During Johnny’s time at Brave since 2018, he has been instrumental in bringing Brave’s privacy by default approach to the forefront of US and European policy arenas, relentlessly advocating for users’ and publishers’ control over their data. He triggered regulatory investigations of Google’s advertising business in the EU, and pressed for stronger privacy laws in the US,” said Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave. “Just as Brave challenges the technology status quo for the better, the regulatory and policy status quo must be challenged too. I am excited to see what Johnny does, now that he will be focusing all of his energy on making sure the GDPR is enforced as it should be. I am grateful for his contribution at Brave.”

Brave also announced today that Pat Walshe will take up part of Dr Ryan’s duties, as Brave’s Data Protection Officer. Mr Walshe was previously Director of Privacy at the GSMA, and runs a consultancy called Privacy Matters.

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Farewell, Johnny. Thank you for all your great work at Brave.

Welcome, Pat!

Growth milestone: Brave surpasses 16.7M monthly active users (MAU) & 5.7M daily active users (DAU) in July 2020!

A warm welcome to all of our new users! 

You can now track user growth stats, as well as other platform stats and token activity, on Brave’s Transparency page

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