Google to pay out $150-200m over YouTube privacy claims: reports

Washington: Google will pay between $ 120 million and $ 200 million to settle claims that YouTube violates children's privacy laws while collecting data to better target ads, US media reports said.

The Federal Trade Commission has agreed to a settlement amount for YouTube's parent Google, which, if approved by the Justice Department, will be the largest agreement in children's privacy-related cases, the New York Times reported.

According to Politico, claims to YouTube were filed by a privacy group that the platform violated laws that protect the privacy of children by collecting data for users under the age of 13 without parental permission, Politico reported. .

The FTC is expected to announce its decision in September, the New York Times said.

U.S. regulators have long argued that Google does not protect children from harmful content and data collection on the YouTube platform.

The advocacy group Center for Digital Democracy urged the FTC to "do extra breaches" of children's privacy laws, suggesting that the proposed solution is "very low," according to Google's size and income. .

Google remains a money-making engine for the parent company's alphabet, with most revenue coming from digital advertising, accounting for $ 116 billion of last year's $ 137 billion headquartered in Silicon Valley.

In January, CNIL data watchdogs in France were recorded as not complying with the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), which had been in effect since early last year, imposing Google a fine of 50 million euros.

Google is appealing a fine.

Recently, US technology giant Facebook misused users' personal data and settled a fine of up to $ 5 billion with the US Federal Trade Commission.




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