The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced it has launched an investigation into YouTube for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, The Washington Post reports. The agency had received complaints from consumer groups and privacy advocates that claimed the platform improperly gathered young users' data. “YouTube is a really high-profile target, and for obvious reasons because all of our kids are on it,” said Groman Consulting Principal Consultant Marc Groman, CIPP/US. “But the issues on YouTube that we’re all grappling with are elsewhere and everywhere.” YouTube Spokeswoman Andrea Faville did not comment on the FTC investigation; however, she said while some of the ideas to improve the platform are not developed, others “like our restrictions to minors live-streaming or updated hate speech policy” have been created and launched. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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