Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Activist groups file complaint that YouTube has violated COPPA

Some activist groups have claimed that YouTube is collecting data from users under 13, putatively in violation of the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, as in this CNN story. The CNN story reports that the YouTube may be picking up both minors’ and parents’ data when children sign on. 
Over 20 groups have filed a complaint with the FTC.  The story maintains that the groups want YouTube to be able to distinguish kids’ data from parents’.

In December, CNN had reported that YouTube would hire 10000 people to “clean up YouTube”.