Hugh: YouTube Fined $170M for Collecting Data on Children Without Parents’ Consent
Google has agreed to pay $170 million to settle allegations its YouTube video service collected personal data on children without their parents’ consent. According to the AP, the company agreed to work with video creators to label material aimed at kids and said it will limit data collection when users view such videos, regardless of their age. The company will pay $136 million to the Federal Trade Commission and $34 million to New York state, which had a similar investigation. The fine is the largest the FTC has levied against Google, but is small in comparison with the $5 billion fine against Facebook this year for privacy violations.