Google Agrees To $170 Million Settlement For Allegedly Violating Children’s Privacy - Articles

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Posted by: Kate Prince on Sep 4, 2019

Google and its YouTube subsidiary will pay a total of $170 million to settle allegations from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that YouTube gathered data from children without parental consent, NPR reports. The FTC alleged in a complaint that the companies were collecting data on children by tracking users who were viewing channels directed at kids without asking their parents, violating laws that protect children's privacy. The complaint alleges that YouTube earned millions of dollars by using this information to target ads to the children. The settlement also requires YouTube to create a system that better protects the privacy of children.