In recent years, the governments of many countries pay a lot of emphasis on user privacy in the network. The essence of almost all thematic laws boils down to the fact that a person should know that the service uses certain personal data, and be able to prohibit tracking. Because of this ambiguity in the work of YouTube video hosting in relation to children, Google is waiting for an impressive fine.
The Corporation is accused that YouTube illegally tracked the actions of users under the age of 13 years and introduced on its basis targeting. That is, children's privacy is simply not regulated by the developers of the service.
According to the U.S. government, Google was unable to adequately protect minors, and its service actively collected user information, which is a direct violation of the children's online privacy protection act (COPPA). One thing is clear in absentia: Google faces a multimillion-dollar fine, but the exact amount will be announced after the decision of the US Department of justice. A month ago, the search giant has already talked about the possibility of transferring all children's content in a separate application YouTube Kids.
In addition to Google, under the close attention of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States are three more companies: Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. Previously, a fine of $5.7 million was imposed on The Tiktok service due to the lack of an agreement intended for parents to collect data from children under the age of 13.