HomesecurityYouTube: faced with child privacy law

YouTube: faced with child privacy law

YouTube has been brought to justice as it is accused of repeatedly violating the privacy of children under the age of 13. 


A treatment submitted to Supreme Court against the parent company Google, accuses her of collecting data children without parental consent.

As stated by the privacy expert Duncan McCann, who brought the action, claims that these practices violate the privacy laws of the European Union.

A YouTube spokesman said he could not comment on pending court cases and that platform not intended for use by persons under 13 years of age.

Mr McCann, a father of three under the age of 13, believes that if they win the lawsuit, compensation of between £ 100 and £ 500 could be paid to those whose data has been compromised.

"When it first appeared Internet"We were concerned about how the children were using it," said McCann.

"This is still a problem, but now it is a two-way street. "We need to focus on the way the Internet is used by our children and ask ourselves if we agree with turning them into products for these digital platforms."

As he told the BBC, it is the first lawsuit in Europe against a technology company on behalf of children. The claims they claim amount to 2 XNUMX billion for some five million children in Britain, as well as their parents or guardians.

The lawsuit alleges that YouTube and Google violated the UK Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulations. of the data.

As the YouTube representative added: "We started the application YouTube Kids as an exclusive destination for children and we have made further changes that allow us to better protect children and families on YouTube. "

The case is not expected to be heard before next fall. The campaign team Foxglove and the law firm Hausfeld said they would support Mr McCann's case.


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