Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Google and YouTube Agree To Pay $170M To FTC, New York, For Collecting Children's Data, Selling Ads

Google and Youtube is paying $170 million in penalties,  $136M to the Federal Trade Commission and $34M to the state of New York, to settle accusations against the companies that YouTube knowingly collected information about children who visited the platform. YouTube then used that data to sell ads. Such behavior would violate the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  Reports surfaced about a possible settlement last week. See Politico's story here.

See the complaint here.

Here's a link to the FTC website announcing the agreement.

Here's a link to the FTC website featuring the COPPA rule.

More here from CNN Business,

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