YouTube's kids content prompts calls for FTC to hold site accountable

CNET | 6/25/2019 | Oscar Gonzalez
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YouTube is facing a backlash over children's privacy.

A US senator and a pair of consumer privacy groups sent letters Tuesday to the Federal Trade Commission expressing concern over YouTube's practices surrounding kids content and calling on the agency to take action against the Google-owned video site for any wrongdoing.

Sen - Ed - Markey - Democrat - Massachusetts

Sen. Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, 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 YouTube is under investigation by the FTC for allegedly violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

COPPA passed in 1998 and includes guidelines prohibiting the collection of data on children under 13 without parental consent. Last year, a coalition of child advocacy, privacy and consumer groups filed a complaint with...
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