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Pallone and Schakowsky on FTC’s YouTube Settlement

Sep 4, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with Google, and its subsidiary YouTube, to settle allegations that YouTube illegally collected personal information from children without parental consent:

“YouTube’s illegal exploitation of children’s personal information was a betrayal of its users’ trust.  The settlement imposed by the FTC should have done more to protect this vulnerable population going forward.  That is why comprehensive federal privacy legislation is critical to provide clear protections and impose strict penalties on companies that abuse personal information, especially children’s information.”

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