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Google to Pay $170 Million for YouTube Child Privacy Breaches

  • Company agrees to settle U.S. and New York state complaint
  • Video sharing service will limit data collection from children
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Google’s YouTube agreed on Wednesday to pay a $170 million fine and limit ads on kids’ videos to settle claims that the company violated children’s privacy laws.

The world’s largest video-sharing site agreed to pay the fine, which is a record for a children’s privacy case, of $136 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and $34 million New York State for failing to obtain parental consent in collecting data on kids under the age of 13, the FTC said.