Mad Respect for this sister for bringing the 720 degree analysis right here.
Apparently, there was some sort of law on the books, COPPA, that was being ignored by Google, the owner of Youtube.
Google will pay a record $170 million fine to settle a lawsuit filed by federal and state authorities that charged the internet giant with violating children’s privacy on YouTube, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Wednesday.
The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to New York state for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, by collecting personal information from children without their parents’ consent.
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