YouTube faces multi-million dollar fine over children's privacy violation | 2019-07-21

YouTube faces multi-million dollar fine over children's privacy violation

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21st July, 2019 01:18:28 printer

YouTube faces multi-million dollar fine over children's privacy violation

The agency found that Google, YouTube's parent company, did not do enough to protect the privacy of children.

 The settlement also claims that YouTube improperly collected children's data.

YouTube has been reportedly slapped with a fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over violating federal data privacy laws for children.

The agency has finalised a settlement which found that Google, YouTube's parent company, did not do enough to protect the privacy of children who use its video-streaming service, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

The settlement also claims that YouTube improperly collected children's data, breaching the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which prohibits the tracking and targeting of users younger than 13.

While the exact amount of the fine is unclear, YouTube is expected to pay multimillion-dollars in damages.


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