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 they treat content geared toward children. It's the largest COPPA settlement ever obtained, but there's been criticism, including from FTC commissioners themselves. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, PlayWell President Linnette Attai discusses COPPA enforcement to date and whether this settlement is in fact, as the FTC has touted, a "game-changer."
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