Does YouTube sell viewer data?
We do not sell your personal information to anyone. We use the information that we collect to customise our services for you, including providing recommendations, personalising search results and serving relevant ads for you. While these ads help fund our services and make them free for everyone, your personal information is not for sale. YouTube has long provided powerful, meaningful privacy controls, such as Your data in YouTube, which makes it easier for you to understand and control what data is saved and how it is used on YouTube and across Google.
YouTube privacy guidelines aim to protect users' privacy and sense of safety, while balancing public interest and newsworthiness. We're serious about protecting our users by addressing potential privacy concerns, and these guidelines apply to all users across the world. In other words, while a video may not violate your country's privacy laws, it may still violate YouTube's privacy guidelines.