Google Founders Sued Over YouTube Child Privacy Breaches

By Hailey Konnath (October 23, 2019, 8:56 PM EDT) -- An investor has hit Google's founders and other executives of its parent company with a derivative shareholder lawsuit, claiming Alphabet Inc.'s top brass damaged the company by failing to prevent children's privacy violations on YouTube that have since racked up "massive fines and costly obligations."

Alphabet Inc. investor William Wessels claimed in California federal court on Tuesday that the officers and directors breached their fiduciary duty and were unjustly enriched by permitting YouTube to illegally collect personal information from children and then serve them targeted advertisements without giving notice or obtaining parental consent, as required by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act....

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