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Google Says Kids Privacy Suit Should Be Tossed Over Consent

June 5, 2020, 7:21 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google urged a court to toss the New Mexico attorney general’s children’s privacy claims against the company, arguing that schools can grant consent for data collection involving students.

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) alleged Google violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, the company wrote. But the federal agency “has repeatedly affirmed that operators may rely on schools to provide or obtain consent,” it said in a filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

Balderas sued Google Feb. 20 claiming that the company ...

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