17 May 22 Advocacy Groups File Complaint Against YouTube
22 advocacy groups have recently filed a complaint against YouTube for allegedly collecting data on children. The coalition, which had asked for the involvement of the FTC, says that the Alphabet-owned video streaming website has violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
According to the groups that filed the complaint, including Consumers Union, the advocacy division of Consumer Reports; The Center for Digital Democracy; and Common Sense Media, YouTube had not been completely transparent and instead could have clearly posted privacy notices and gotten parent consent.
YouTube responded and said that it is reviewing the complaint, but stressed that its policy says only children 13 years and older can use the site.
Source: Fox 25 News