$725M Facebook User Privacy Settlement
**Please note we are not the claims administrator for this settlement and you can always file a claim on your own.
What is this lawsuit about?
Numerous lawsuits were brought on behalf of Facebook users who allege that Facebook shared or otherwise made accessible to third parties user data and data about users’ friends without permission of the users whose data was shared. Class Members include all Facebook users in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022. Note you do not need to be a current user and Meta, Facebook’s parent company, denies any wrongdoing.
Who is included in this settlement?
The Settlement Class includes all Facebook users in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022.
You may file a claim if you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022 and you do not have to be a current Facebook user. Note each Class Member may only file one claim regardless if they had several accounts.
How to Participate?
CCC is happy to help you file your claim and please reach out to Omar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-849-3121 to sign up today. Note you can always file a claim on your own here: https://www.facebookuserprivacysettlement.com/#submit-claim
The deadline for submitting this Claim Form is August 25, 2023 at 11:59 PM PT and if you prefer CCC to help you; we track the settlement, file your claim and deal with any audits.
How much is the settlement?
The Settlement Fund is $725,000,000, however attorney and administrative expenses must be paid. After those costs are covered there should be roughly $550,000,000 for the class to share.
How much will each person’s payment be?
Per the settlement agreement, the answer will depend on how many Class Members submit valid claims and how long you were a user on Facebook during the Class Period. The Settlement Administrator will assign each approved Claimant one point for each month in which the Claimant had an activated Facebook account during the Class Period May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, and note you do not need to currently have an active Facebook account.
After the deadline of August 25, 2023, the Settlement Administrator will add up all the points assigned to all the approved Claimants and divide the Settlement Amount by that number. The result will be the amount of the Net Settlement Fund available for each point. lastly, each approved Claimant will receive that per-point amount multiplied by the number of points they were assigned.
Now most of you want the straight number answer, but given we do not know how many people will file nor how long they had their Facebook profile for, we need to provide a range. On the lower end we project it could be $20-40, but on the upper end we could see $80-100; again the main factors reducing the payment amount is the number of people who file an eligible claim and how long they had an active profile for. This case is for the entire U.S. but typically less than 3% of eligible people file, so we always encourage folks to participate one way or another.