Although the report was confirmed by two sources, both Google and FTC declined to comment. The next stage is to submit the fine and other relevant conditions to the US Department of Justice, but usually the US Department of Justice will not object to the FTC's ruling.
In the report, Google said that it has reached a settlement with the FTC. It is expected that Google will pay millions of dollars in fines for this, but the exact amount and terms of its settlement with the FTC are still unclear. As the settlement agreement reaches, technology giants are facing more scrutiny from governments and users, as concerns about how they collect and protect user data are growing. The FTC and the Justice Department have recently separated Amazon,apple, Facebook and Google's regulatory powers, which may lead to a more rigorous review of the power of these companies.
One of the concerns of the FTC is that websites, video games and other services do not explicitly target children, but still attract a large number of underage users. These companies also complain that the law is not clear enough.
COPPA prohibits companies from collecting child data in most cases or targeting them through personalized advertising, but this law only applies to websites or applications that target children, or "actually knows" users of websites or applications under the age of 13.