Bloomberg Law
Sept. 5, 2019, 3:35 PM

YouTube Settlement Offers Lessons for Child Privacy Compliance

Sara Merken
Sara Merken

Website platform operators can look to the Federal Trade Commission’s settlement with Google over alleged violations of children’s privacy law for guidance on best practices for staying within the law, attorneys said.

YouTube, Google’s video-sharing site, agreed to pay $170 million to resolve allegations by the FTC and the New York Attorney General that the company violated the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The settlement, announced Sept. 4, requires YouTube to change some of its business practices beyond what’s required under COPPA, such as a mandate to develop a system for channel owners to identify their child-directed ...

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