May 16, 2022

Report: “Google Urges FTC To Weaken Children’s Privacy Rules”

From Media Post:

Google is asking the Federal Trade Commission to revise children’s privacy rules in ways that would make it easier for YouTube to collect data from people who watch videos aimed at young children.

The FTC currently presumes that people watching child-oriented videos are themselves children. That presumption hinders companies like YouTube from collecting personal data from those viewers, including cookie-based data used to serve targeted ads.

“Adults watch favorite cartoons from their childhood or teachers look for content to share with their students,” the company wrote in a post on the YouTube Creator blog. “We support allowing platforms to treat adults as adults if there are measures in place to help confirm that the user is an adult viewing kids content.”

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See Also: Our Comment on COPPA (via YouTube Creators Blog)

See Also: All Comments Submitted to FTC on COPPA Rule Review

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.