FTC Fines Microsoft $20 Million

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The popular gaming platform Xbox has been found to unlawfully collect and share data belonging to children under 13 years old, without the knowledge or consent of the child’s parent. This divergence from COPPA regulation has earned Microsoft, the owner of Xbox, a $20 million fine, as well as required changes to the company’s policies. Cases like these are small steps along the road toward better data privacy. Each of these cases set a precedent that can later be used to fight against large tech companies and their data privacy practices.

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