Sept. 2019 – Privacy Advocates Criticize FTC’s Google Settlement
BankInfoSecurity interviews our CEO, Dr. Chris Pierson, on Google’s FTC fine for YouTube.
Google to Pay $170 Million Fine for YouTube’s Child Privacy Violations
Google will pay a $170 million fine to settle allegations that its YouTube subsidiary illegally collected personal information about children without their parents’ consent, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
But some children’s right groups and members of Congress say the penalty is far too low.
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawler, R-Mo., who has been increasingly critical of large technology companies for profiting from users’ data, ripped the agreement in a tweet, arguing that the FTC has not done enough to ensure privacy.