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Microsoft to pay $20 million to settle US FTC charges of violating children's privacy

By Amy Miller
  • 06 Jun 2023 01:18
  • 06 Jun 2023 01:30
Microsoft has agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges from the US Federal Trade Commission that it illegally collected personal information from children without their parents' consent, the agency announced today.
Microsoft violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting personal information from children who signed up

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Amy Miller

Senior Correspondent

Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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