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.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.