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YouTube is Not For Kids


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Verity Winship from the University of Illinois College of Law

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Is YouTube for kids? Videos of nursery rhymes and My Little Pony channel? The New York Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission say yes. They sued Google and YouTube for their treatment of children’s personal information. To settle the action Google and YouTube have agreed to pay a $170 million dollar penalty. This radio commentary takes a close look at the litigation and settlement, and how they may help privacy watchdogs do their job.