In the US fined Google for $170 million

В США оштрафовали Google на $170 млн

YouTube, owned by Google illegally collected personal data from children without their parents ‘ consent.

Google will pay a fine in the amount of $170 million for violation of the law on the protection of children’s privacy on the Internet. On Wednesday, September 4, the press service of the Federal trade Commission (FTC) of the United States.

According to the version of the FTC and the Prosecutor’s office of the state of new York, the video hosting YouTube, owned by Google illegally collected personal information from children under age 13 without their parents ‘ consent. Therefore, the Corporation violated the law on the protection of children’s privacy online (COPPA). Of these amount, $136 million will receive FTC, another $34 million – the Prosecutor’s office in new York.

As noted in the FTC, $136 million is the largest fine paid to the Commission for the history of COPPA, which was enacted in the US in 1998.

We will remind, in March, the European Commission imposed a fine of 1.49 billion euros on Google for violations of the competition when advertising on the Internet and its selection by search online. Antitrust investigation against Google the European Commission covered the period from 2006 to 2016.

And last year, the European Commission has fined parent company Google Alphabet to record $ 4.34 billion euros for abuse of dominant position.

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