By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-31-21

Advocates for a secure and safe online environment for kids have filed a complaint against Google with the Federal Trade Commission seeking an investigation into what they said are app recommendations for kids that don’t comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Google counters that it makes protection of children a priority.

The complaint was filed by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), which filed a similar complaint two years ago (December 2018) that did not motivate the Donald Trump FTC to action. They are looking for a better result with the Joe Biden FTC and their message is simple: “Google is certifying as safe and appropriate for children apps that violate COPPA and put children at risk.”  » Read More