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YouTube faces a $3 billion lawsuit over violations of children's data privacy that could upend 'surveillance capitalism'

YouTube faces a $3 billion lawsuit over violations of children's data privacy that could upend 'surveillance capitalism'

Duncan McCann is taking YouTube to court on behalf of 5 million British children over data and privacy rights violations.
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British father Duncan McCann has filed a £2.5 billion ($3 billion) class-action lawsuit against YouTube alleging that it has violated the privacy and data rights of children.




McCann claims that YouTube has acted illegally by targeting "addictive" programming at children under the age of 13 and harvesting their data for targeted ads.




He said a ruling in their favor would be a "real stake in the ground" for the way that tech giants handle children's data. He suggested that other companies like TikTok engage in similar practices.




In 2019, YouTube parent company Google was forced to pay $170 million in damages for violations of the children's privacy law in the US, COPPA. But a legal challenge would force more substantial change, said McCann.




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A British father has filed a A?2.5 billion ($3 billion) lawsuit against YouTube, alleging that the firm has violated the privacy and data rights of children under the age of 13. Duncan McCann, a senior researcher at think tank New Economics Foundation (NEF) and father of three under-13s, has brought the claim against YouTube's parent company Google before the UK's High Court on behalf of more than 5 million children.The claim alleges that YouTube has routinely broken the EU's privacy laws, GDPR, by illegally targeting "addictive" programming at young children and harvesting their data on the platform for targeted ads.
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