Used Facebook In The Last 16 Years? Claim A Share Of $725 Million Privacy Settlement
If you’ve used Facebook any time during the past 16 years, you may be entitled to receive a share of the $725 million settlement to a class action lawsuit over privacy violations—even if you’ve deleted your account. To claim a share of the settlement, you must enter a claim on the website set up to pay out money to the social network’s users. The deadline to file is Aug. 25.
U.S. residents who used Facebook between May 24, 2007, and Dec. 22, 2022, can file a claim in the settlement to multiple lawsuits brought against Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc., charging the company with improperly sharing users’ data with third-party sources, including advertisers and data brokers. The litigation began after Facebook admitted in 2018 to allowing Cambridge Analytica to scrape user data to profile possible voters.
Meta denies any liability or wrongdoing, according to the settlement website.
You can file online or print the claim and mail it to the following address: Facebook Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation, c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Claimants will need to provide information, including name, address, email and phone number. You also have to indicate if you resided in the U.S. between May 24, 2007, and Dec. 22, 2022, and if you were a Facebook user between those dates. If you’ve deleted your account, you have to indicate the date range when you were a Facebook user. Claimants also have to provide their Facebook user name and indicate their preferred payment option, which include PayPal, Venmo or prepaid Mastercard.
The deadline to file your claim is Aug. 25, with the final approval hearing schedule for Sept. 7, 2023. If you want to opt out or file an objection, the deadline is July 26.
I have had Facebook several years.