Google, YouTube Shake Privacy Suit Over Kids' Data Use

By Allison Grande (April 1, 2019, 9:52 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge on Sunday axed a proposed class action accusing Google and its YouTube subsidiary of unlawfully collecting and monetizing personal information from children under 13, ruling that a jury was unlikely to be "repulsed" by the alleged conduct and that the claims were preempted by federal law. 

In a 14-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Bruce H. Hendricks agreed with Google, YouTube and their parent company Alphabet that plaintiff Sirdonia Lashay Manigault-Johnson and her minor child, identified as R.R., could not move forward with their suit alleging violations of the right to privacy under the California Constitution and common...

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