Man files complaint accusing YouTube of harvesting UK children’s data

  • March 1, 2023
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Duncan McCann’s complaint is first one alleging major tech firm has broken new code

A man has filed a formal complaint accusing YouTube of harvesting young children’s data, the first such complaint alleging a major tech firm has broken the new “age-appropriate design code”.

Duncan McCann, a staff member at child advocacy group 5Rights, filed the AADC complaint with the Information Commissioner’s office (ICO), asking the data watchdog to order Google to stop collecting children’s data and potentially fine it as much as 4% of annual turnover.

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