Google fined for collecting data on children on YouTube

In June of this year, it was reported that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may fine Google for alleged violation of the children's data privacy law on YouTube. On the same day that the FTC report appeared, they said on YouTube that they were considering a set of changes aimed at protecting their minor users. This complex includes the possible transfer of all children's content in the application YouTube Kids.

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The investigation revealed that Google had brutally violated the rules for collecting data on children, which is a violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Last month, Senator Ed Marki sent a letter to the FTC in which he expressed concern about the practice of using YouTube content for children, asking the commission to “hold YouTube accountable for any illegal activities that the company could do regarding children”. "Personal information about the child can be used by Internet traders for many years," wrote Marky in a letter.

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On Friday, The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with this issue, reported that Google had reached a multi-million dollar agreement with the US Federal Trade Commission. The exact amount of the fine is not disclosed. Google declined to comment.


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Lee Bryan

Lee Bryan

My name is Lee Bryan, and I took up programming in seventh grade on my own. At first, I used one or two books as references. Later, the books piled up. I studied computer engineering at Technical University of Berlin. There, I earned my degree. I gained many years of experience as a software developer in Berlin’s startup scene. During this time, I constantly read international reference books to keep up with the latest news and trends.

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