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Google to Pay $170 Million for YouTube Child Privacy Breaches

Sept. 4, 2019, 1:16 PMUpdated: Sept. 4, 2019, 1:23 PM

Google’s YouTube agreed Sept. 4 to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws.

The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and New York State for failing to obtain parental consent in collecting data on kids under the age of 13, the FTC said. Starting in four months, Google also will limit data collection and turn off commenting on videos aimed at kids, YouTube announced at the same time,...

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