YouTube has been fined a record $ 170m (£139m) by a US regulator for violating children’s privacy laws.
Google, which owns YouTube, agreed to pay the sum in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The video-streaming site had been accused of collecting data on children under the age of 13 without parental consent.
Such data-gathering would contravene the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (Coppa).
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