This week, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced its settlement with Google and its subsidiary YouTube as a historic moment and a "game-changer" for enforcement under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Google will pay $170 million, and YouTube must implement various changes to the way it manages content creators on its site and the way it treats content geared toward children. It's the largest COPPA settlement ever obtained, but there has been criticism, including from FTC commissioners themselves. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Linnette Attai, president of PlayWell, discusses COPPA enforcement to date and whether this settlement is, in fact, as the FTC has touted, a "game-changer."
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