YouTube is making some changes to its Terms of Service that take effect June 1 (for users outside of the U.S.) and they sent out an announcement about this so we wanted to share it in case it applies to you!
These are the changes:
Facial Recognition Restrictions:
The Terms of Service already state that you cannot collect any information that might identify a person without their permission. While this has always included facial recognition information, the new Terms make that explicitly clear.
YouTube's right to monetize:
YouTube has the right to monetize all content on the platform and ads may appear on videos from channels not in the YouTube Partner Program.
Royalty payments and tax withholding:
For creators entitled to revenue payments, such payments will be treated as royalties from a U.S. tax perspective and Google will withhold taxes where required by law.
For more information, visit YouTube's help center.