05 Dec Yahoo Parent Company to Pay $5 Million Settlement Over COPPA Violation
AOL and Yahoo parent company Oath will be paying $5 million to settle its violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 or Coppa.
The attorney general’s office said that AOL, through its ad exchange, placed targeted display ads using personal data, like cookies and geolocation information, on websites that were directed to children under 13.
New York’s attorney general Barbara D. Underwood said that the company has flagrantly violated the law and will be paying the largest ever fine under the Act.
Source: New York Times