October 2, 2019Articles

FTC and NY AG Obtain Record Settlement of Alleged COPPA Violations

ABA Business Law Today, Month-In-Brief: Internet Law & Cyber-Security

Google LLC and its subsidiary YouTube will pay a total of $170 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York Attorney General (NY AG) to settle claims that YouTube violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, also known as COPPA.  This settlement sets the record as the largest financial remedy for COPPA violations since COPPA was enacted in 1998; the prior record was $5.7 million.