YouTube is facing a backlash over possible privacy violations of children.
A US senator and a pair of consumer privacy groups sent letters to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday expressing concern over YouTube's policy toward kids content and calling on the agency to take action.
Sen - Ed - Markey - Democrat - Massachusets
Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusets, urged the FTC to "hold YouTube accountable for any illegal activity affecting children that the company may have committed." This follows a June 19 report that the video platform may be hit with fines involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
COPPA passed in 1998 and includes guidelines prohibiting the collection of data on children under 13 without parental consent. In his letter, Markey pointed...