Google and YouTube To Pay $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy

Google and YouTube, will pay a record $170 million to settle allegations by that YouTube illegally collected personal information from children without their parents’ consent.

To settle this claims Google and YouTube will pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.

FTC and New York Attorney General are saying YouTube violated the COPPA Rule by collecting personal information through cookies by tracking across the Internet especially viewers of child-directed channels, without informing parents and getting their consent first.

The COPPA Rule is an American Law that requires companies to provide notice about their data collection practices and obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting personal information from children.

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