Man files complaint accusing YouTube of harvesting UK children’s data
A formal complaint has been filed against YouTube by Duncan McCann, a staff member of the child advocacy group 5Rights, claiming that the major tech firm has violated the “age-appropriate design code” in collecting data from young children. If the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) side with McCann and finds fault with YouTube, Google could be issued a large fine equivalent to 4% of their annual turnover.
The company claims that children under 13 are not allowed to use the main website, however, McCann alleges that measures have not been taken to ensure minors are adhering to the rule and only accessing the platform with parental consent. In addition to asking for the collected data to be destroyed, the complaint is also requesting that any machine learning system trained with the gathered information should be deleted or rolled back.
Source: Man files complaint accusing YouTube of harvesting UK children’s data | YouTube | The Guardian