Popular video-sharing application TikTok has agreed to a class action settlement worth $92 million following accusations of unlawfully collecting personal data and users biometric. The defendants have been accused by the plaintiffs of collecting and using personal data of users without their proper consent which is considered as a violation of both federal and state law. Read on to know if you are eligible to file a claim in TikTok Privacy Data Breach settlement.
Eligibility For Making Claim: Residents of the United States who have used the TikTok app prior to 1st October 2021 are eligible to make the claim and be considered as the nationwide Class. The Illinois Subclass comprises residents of Illinois who used the app before 1st October 2021.
Proof Of Purchase: This doesn’t require any proof of purchase.
Potential Claim Amount: While the exact amount of claim reimbursement is yet to be decided, Illinois residents who availed of the app in Illinois for creating videos can get six times the claims of all non-Illinois residents’ courtesy of certain sections in the class action lawsuit. Only one claim is allowed per class member.
Deadline for Submitting Claim: 03/01/2022
Final Hearing Date: 05/16/2022
Settlement Pool: $92 million
Important Note: The judicial system has not passed the ruling in favor of any party and all the allegations of wrongdoing have been denied by the defendant. Both the parties have reached a settlement for avoiding the uncertainties and costs associated with further trial. Class Members filing a valid claim will receive a proportionate share after attorney’s fees and related expenses have been deducted from the settlement fund. The final hearing on approval of the TikTok settlement is expected to be held on 18th May 2020 and parties who wish to either object to or exclude themselves from the settlement can do it within 31st January 2022.
Case Name: In Re: TikTok Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation,MDL No. 2948, 20-cv-4699, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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