Google Faces Appeal from New Mexico in Children’s Privacy Suit (1)

Nov. 30, 2020, 4:31 PMUpdated: Nov. 30, 2020, 10:07 PM

New Mexico’s attorney general is looking to revive claims that Alphabet Inc.'s Google violates a children’s privacy law by collecting data on users of its educational tools.

Hector Balderas (D) submitted a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Nov. 27, after Google beat the attorney general’s claims in an earlier lower court ruling.

Balderas alleged that Google breaches the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act because the company doesn’t get parents’ permission to collect data such as location, search terms, and YouTube video views. Google argues that schools give consent on parents’ behalf. ...

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