FTC investigates YouTube for violations of kids’ privacy

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly launched an investigation into YouTube after complaints from consumer groups and privacy advocates alleging that YouTube violates kids' privacy. The complaints contend that YouTube failed to protect kids who used the streaming-video service and improperly collected their data in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 law that forbids tracking and targeting of people under age 13.

The Washington Post has the story, here.

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