10 Apr Complaints Filed Against YouTube for Improper Use of Children’s Data
Earlier this week, around 20 privacy groups filed a complaint against YouTube with the FTC, claiming that the Google video sharing site had violated US data protection laws when it collected personal data from users under 13 years old.
The complainants said that harvesting personal information from children, including information such as phone numbers and location without getting parental consent goes against the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The group is seeking damages from YouTube amounting to billions for allegedly profiting from the children’s data.
Google responded and said that it has not yet received any complaints and maintained that protecting kids and families has always been their top priority.