Groups Ask FTC to Investigate Whether YouTube Violates COPPA

A coalition of 20 child advocacy, privacy and consumer groups filed a complaint asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate the Google-owned video site for alleged violations of children's online privacy laws. The groups -- which include Common Sense Media, the Center for Digital Democracy and Parents Across America -- allege that YouTube violates COPPA, a federal law that regulates user data collection from sites with users who are under 13 years old.