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Representative action against YouTube on children’s privacy rights: Gerry Facenna QC and Nikolaus Grubeck act for Claimants

14 Sep 2020

Representing up to 5 million children in England & Wales aged under 13 and their parents, privacy expert Duncan McCann has launched a claim against Google, the owner of YouTube. The claim alleges that YouTube’s methods of targeting underage audiences are in breach of data protection law, including because YouTube does not have parental consent to collect and process children’s personal data, which YouTube uses for targeted advertising.

The claim has been covered, amongst others, by the BBC, the Mail on Sunday, Business Wire, TechCrunch, and Lawyer Monthly.

Gerry Facenna QC and Nikolaus Grubeck are acting for the representative claimants, instructed by Hausfeld.

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