YouTube parent company Google is going to pay a settlement amount of between 150 million and 200 million dollars (between 135 million and 182 million euros), after the FTC regulator investigated whether YouTube violated a privacy law for children. Politico writes that.
The official announcement of the settlement would be announced next week. It would be the largest amount ever paid for violating the so-called Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
This law restricts US companies' ability to collect data from children under the age of 13 and use it for targeted advertisements. YouTube would have violated the rules for this. The charges allegedly go back to 2015.
In February, the video platform TikTok settled in a similar case with the FTC. The company paid $ 5.7 million (more than $ 5 million) for illegally collecting data from children.