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FTC’s settlement with Google over YouTube of kids ‘ privacy violations will be blown away by the critics

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The Federal Trade Commission’s reported settlement with Google over YouTube’s violation of the privacy of children and has been blasted by tech-critics for not going far enough to rein in the search giant.

The settlement was said to be supported by the agency for the cooperation of three Republicans, but it was turned down by the two Democrats. It turned out that Google was not doing enough to protect children who used its video-streaming service, and it is incorrectly assembled, their data is in conflict with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as COPPA, which does not allow for the tracking of the users who are under the age of 13, sources told The Washington Post.

Even though the company is expected to pay a multimillion-dollar penalty, the exact details of the settlement were not announced, and the final agreement must be approved by the Ministry of Justice, the Post reports. Since the Alphabet is the parent company, Google, had $36.3 billion in sales for 2019 in the first quarter, even with a multimillion-dollar fines are not detrimental to the bottom line.

YouTube, which has struggled to clamp down on the criminals and the terrorists, with the help of the platform, and under the increasing control of Capitol Hill.

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If the FTC concludes that the amounts reported in the Facebook case, as critics and lawmakers have a skeptical view of the agency of the actions taken.

David Monahan, the campaign manager for the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a seven – or eight-figure penalty “is a slap in the face to the parents and try to keep their children safe online.

If the FTC concludes that is not within the action in order to protect children for the future, and to require that all children be moved out of YouTube and a site that is in compliance with the federal privacy law, the message is clear—there is no cop on the beat and a Great Tech that can turn a profit ahead of children’s welfare,” Monahan told the the Political.

James Steyer, founder and CEO of common Sense, a non-profit organization that has pushed for stronger regulation of the tech industry, with regard to the children, he said, YouTube should be held accountable for their actions.

“We are urging the COMMISSION to keep the pressure on through the laying on of the fines imposed by the real, monetary and teeth that have significant structural change in any of these platforms,” Steyer said in a statement to Fox News. “We also encourage the Congress to update privacy laws to reflect the digital world our children live in. To the platforms will be forced to pay stiff penalties and be committed to real change, they will not be good to their children and family as well as the general public.”

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Privacy advocates have slammed YouTube for a year, and the fact that some of the popular channels on the site, which is aimed at children, even if the company is claiming that they are not.

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The Senate bill would expand COPPA to cover children up to the age of 15, and the widening of the definition of ” covered companies.

S. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the author of the new COPPA bill, told Politico that “most of the kids’ privacy is at stake, and it turns out that with this scheme, the COMMISSION may not take the appropriate measures to protect this unique and vulnerable population will be online. The time has come for the COMMISSION to do its work.”

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