FTC Fines Google $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy

YouTube has until early next year to implement changes

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FTC chairman Joe Simon said the penalty "sends a strong signal about the importance of children's privacy." Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission has slapped Google with a $170 million fine to settle allegations of Google-owned video sharing service YouTube collecting the personal information of children without obtaining consent from their parents.

@kelseymsutton kelsey.sutton@adweek.com Kelsey Sutton is the streaming editor at Adweek, where she covers the business of streaming television.