Google Poised To Escape Kids' Data Collection Suit

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge indicated during a hearing Thursday that parents accusing Google and other companies of illegally collecting children's personal information through YouTube for targeted advertisements have so far failed to show that the plaintiffs' state law privacy claims aren't preempted by the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

The parents, suing on behalf of their children, claim that Google, its subsidiary YouTube and several companies that operate popular child-directed YouTube channels have invaded the privacy of users under 13 by gathering their personal information in order to create individual profiles vital to the distribution of targeted advertising.

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