Privacy & Data Security Law News

Google Faces $3 Billion U.K. Suit Over Use of Children’s Data

Sept. 14, 2020, 10:42 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google faces a multibillion-dollar lawsuit in the U.K. over claims that YouTube routinely breaks privacy laws by tracking children online.

The suit, filed on behalf of more than 5 million British children under 13 and their parents, is being brought by privacy campaigner Duncan McCann and being supported by Foxglove, a tech justice group. The claimants estimate that if they’re successful, there would be as much as 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) in compensation, worth between 100 to 500 pounds per child.

The filing alleges that YouTube’s methods of targeting underage audiences constitute “major breaches” of U.K....

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