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Data Privacy

Feb. 23, 2024

YouTube’s channel owners liable for collecting data on children, lawyers say

Google’s attorney argued that the YouTube channel owners could not be found liable under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act as the plaintiffs did not allege that the owners improperly collected or used data.

US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman

A federal judge in San Jose heard on Thursday Google LLC’s motion to dismiss claims that its subsidiary, YouTube LLC, collected intrusive data about children and their viewing behavior without parental consent.

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP partner Jeremy S. Smith told U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman that the YouTube channel owners could not be found liable under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act as the plaintiffs did n...

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