Yelp’s Collection of Children’s Info Gets One-Star Review from the FTC

Yelp was investigated by the FTC, fined, and ordered to destroy its records after improperly collecting information from young users. The company had collected information without parental consent, including name, email, and location, from young users of its mobile app even after those users provided a birthday that showed they were under 13. Along with the fine, the FTC also required Yelp to destroy the information it had collected from those users and to submit a report showing how the company would comply with the law.

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