Google's multimillion-dollar fine for 'collecting kids data and targeting them ...

Google to pay multimillion-dollar fine for 'targeting children with adverts on YouTube and illegally collecting their data' following FTC investigation The Federal Trade Commission to issued Google a multimillion-dollar fine  Their investigation focused on YouTube's handling of children's data The FTC found they didn't protect kids under 13 and improperly collected data  The data violation included targeting minors with adverts  This is a violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act The exact figure and parameters of the penalty are yet to be announced The information was leaked to The Washington Post by an unnamed insider 

By Josh Saunders For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:37 BST, 20 July 2019 | Updated: 02:51 BST, 20 July 2019

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Google will pay a multimillion-dollar penalty from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the way it handles information about children on YouTube, according o a report. 

The internet giant reached a settlement with the FTC for violating a federal law meant to protect kids under 13 and their online data, according to a Washington Post source. 

The exact figure and any additional stipulations are yet to be revealed, they wrote, after the three Republicans at the agency backed the settlement, and the two Democrats opposed it. 

It now rests with the Justice Department who rarely upend FTC decisions.

They found that Google inadequately protected kids using the video-streaming service and improperly collected their data - a breach of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Google have reportedly agreed to pay a multimillion-dollar fine after an investigation into their handling of children's data and targeting them with ads, according to the Washington Post

Google have reportedly agreed to pay a multimillion-dollar fine after an investigation into their handling of

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