Facebook Is Set To Pay Users Nearly A Billion Dollar
Individuals in the US with a Facebook account over the past 16 years have about a week to submit payment claims in a data privacy settlement case.
Meta, agreed a $725 million settlement in December for privacy-related class action lawsuits. The suits alleged unauthorized access to users' private data and that of friends.
Around 70 million US-based users' private Facebook data was accessed by Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm working for the Trump campaign in 2016.
Who Is Eligible To File A Claim?
If you had a Facebook account in the US from May 24, 2007, to December 22, 2022, you're eligible to file a claim in the data privacy settlement case.
When Is The Deadline To File?
Submit your claim using the provided form by 11:59 pm PT on Friday, August 25, for online filing. If filing by mail, ensure your envelope is postmarked by August 25.
How Much Will I Be Paid?
The amount varies on the number of valid claims, your duration of Facebook usage between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, and the net settlement fund after expenses.
How You’ll Get Paid
When claiming your settlement, specify your preferred payment method: Venmo, prepaid Mastercard, PayPal, Zelle, or a physical mailed check to your address.