Google has agreed to pay a fine of at least $150 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube’s handling of children’s data, according to multiple reports.
Google (GOOGL) and the FTC declined to comment for this story.
The FTC was investigating the video platform’s practice of collecting information on users under the age of 13, which is prohibited by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Google owns YouTube.
The investigation was just one example of the heightened scrutiny of the tech industry in Washington. Last month, the FTC announced a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook (FB) over privacy breaches. The FTC and the Department of Justice are also said to have