Google just recently consented to pay a US$170 million fine for unlawfully collecting kids’s individual information on YouTube without adult approval, which is an offense under the Kid’s Online Personal privacy Defense Act (COPPA). The United States Federal Trade Commission and the New York City State Chief Law Officer– who together brought the case versus Google– now need YouTube to acquire approval from moms and dads prior to gathering or sharing individual details. In addition, developers of child-directed material should self-identify to limit the shipment of targeted advertisements. The $170 million fine is a pittance provided Alphabet Inc.’s (Google’s holding business) assessment of more than …

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