DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Google and its YouTube service is paying the FTC $170 million for violating children’s privacy. But how did they run into trouble with the law, and what should parents know moving forward? Dr. Marc Clauson, a history and law professor with Cedarville University, joined 2 NEWS Thursday with the details.
The settlement comes after allegations that the company broke federal law by collecting personal information about children.
This is the largest settlement since a law banning the collection of information about children under 13 went into effect in 1998.
He goes on to say that the moment Google/YouTube failed to secure parents’ permission before collecting this information is the moment it became illegal.
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