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California Mom Sues Google, YouTube Over Tracking Kids for Ads

Oct. 28, 2019, 5:25 PM

Google LLC and YouTube LLC are accused in a new class action complaint of tracking the internet history and behavior of children under the age of 13 in violation of California law.

The lawsuit follows YouTube’s agreement last month to pay $170 million to the Federal Trade Commission and New York to settle related claims brought under the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The settlement also sparked an Oct. 22 stockholder suit against Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent, claiming that the controversial practice targeting kids’ internet data directly resulted in harm to the company’s goodwill and reputation, not to mention...

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