F.T.C. investigating YouTube for child privacy claims

Source: Daisuke Wakabayashi & Cecilia Kang, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

The Federal Trade Commission is in the advanced stages of an investigation into YouTube’s handling of videos aimed at children, according to two people with knowledge of the inquiry.

The investigation, which could result in fines against YouTube, comes after complaints by parents and consumer groups that the video giant had collected data of young users. The groups also complained that YouTube allowed harmful and adult content to appear in searches for children’s content, said the two people.

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