YouTube to Pay $170M Fine After Violating Kids’ Privacy Law

Google's video site has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million and the company will pay an additional $34 million to New York state to resolve similar allegations. The fine is the largest the agency has yet leveled against Google, although it is tiny compared to the $5 billion fine the FTC imposed against…

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