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YouTube Reaches Settlement With U.S. on Children’s Privacy

  • FTC approves settlement over collecting data on children
  • Privacy advocates pushed FTC to investigate last year
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YouTube reached a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission resolving allegations that the company violated rules about collecting data on and advertising to children, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The FTC’s five-member commission voted to approve the settlement, said the person, who declined to be identified because the matter is confidential. Details of the agreement couldn’t be learned.