Yelp agrees to pay $450,000 to settle FTC charges of violating child privacy

Himanshu Arora

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Yelp has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company collected names and other personal information of children under 13 without the consent of their parents, a clear violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.

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Screening mechanism or not, there is no way they can differentiate between someone under age and those of age. I also find it appalling that the parents don't have the same rights that they would want for their kids. It's like put a bullet in my head, but stay away from my kids.


Almost half a million cos kids signed up for a review site, thats so dumb, yelp is harmless to kids, the parents are to blame for letting their child online unsupervised not businesses