We reached a record $170M settlement with Youtube & Google for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act for serving targeted ads to users watching videos meant for children.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) September 4, 2019
These companies risked children's personal info & abused their powers for profits.
Judgment is 3x larger than any privacy penalty assessed against Google anywhere else in the world. It's 10x larger than the civil penalties we have obtained in all of our 31 prior COPPA cases combined. pic.twitter.com/twLun8kd6c— Joe Simons (@JoeSimonsFTC) September 4, 2019
Google revenue in:— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) September 4, 2019
2014: $66 billion
2015: $75 billion
2016: $90 billion
2017: $110 billion
2018: $136 billion
The FTC had the authority to impose tens of billions in fines against Google for improper corporate surveillance of children.
This fine is an absolute joke. https://t.co/6smw9onb8y