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Google to Make Apps Screen Kids’ Ages in Pact With New Mexico

Dec. 13, 2021, 8:59 PM

Alphabet Inc.‘s Google will require that apps on its Play Store use age-screening measures to avoid collecting information from children under age 13 as part of a legal settlement with New Mexico’s attorney general.

The tech giant also plans to increase parents’ visibility into what information apps are collecting from their children, according to a Monday announcement from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas.

Under the settlement, all apps on Google’s platform will have to indicate the age of their target audience. Developers of apps subject to Google’s family policies must certify their compliance with applicable laws and ...