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A sign with coming changes to kids' comment on YouTube is displayed as Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons speaks at a news conference at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, to announce that Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) A sign with coming changes to kids’ comment on YouTube is displayed as Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons speaks at a news conference at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP

Google and YouTube have agreed to pay $170 million to the Federal Trade Commission and New York state in the largest-ever settlement in an enforcement matter brought under a federal law intended to prevent companies from collecting personal data from young users without the consent of their parents.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at dmclark@alm.com.

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