Google has agreed to pay a $ 170 million fine to US authorities following an investigation into suspected child data breaches by its YouTube video platform, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday. FTC), the US Competition Authority, and the State of New York. Under this out-of-court settlement, YouTube, which is accused of illegally collecting children's data for advertising purposes, has neither acknowledged nor denied its responsibility. The fine received by Google represents less than 2% of the profits of the group in the second quarter. The FTC investigation was initiated following complaints lodged last year by consumer groups.