FTC Reaches Landmark Settlement Regarding Kids’ Privacy, Clarifies Platforms’ and Video Creators’ COPPA Obligations for Child-Directed Content - Sara Collins https://fpf.org/2019/09/09/ftc-reaches-landmark-settlement-regarding-kids-privacy-clarifies-platforms-and-video-creators-coppa-obligations-for-child-directed-content/
Commissioner Slaughter's Statement [PDF]https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1542971/slaughter_google_youtube_statement.pdf
Chairman Simon & Commissioner Wilson's Statement [PDF]https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_statements/1542922/simons_wilson_google_youtube_statement.pdf
Google and YouTube Will Pay Record $170 Million for Alleged Violations of Children’s Privacy Law https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2019/09/google-youtube-will-pay-record-170-million-alleged-violations
While voluntary content flagging is useful and a good measure, and some measure of automated detection is likely necessary, YouTube’s response has been deliberately broad, utilizing their status as a monopoly in online video to force creators to bear the burdens of compliance without providing them with the tools and data to do so in a meaningful, educated manner.
Written and performed by Dan Olson