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You Have Less than One Month to Claim Your Share of Facebook’s $725M Privacy Settlement

Approximately 190M USA Facebook users are eligible for part of Facebook’s $725M settlement but they must submit their claim by August 25.

Back in 2018, Facebook was accused of improperly sharing personal information with other companies, including Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consulting firm.

Since then, Facebook’s parent company Meta, has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit. Eligible Facebook users are now filing claims for a portion of the settlement. Anyone who lived in the US and used Facebook between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022, is considered eligible for the class action settlement.

All claims must be submitted or postmarked by August 25, 2023. The amount of money you will receive depends on how long you had a Facebook account and how many total valid claims are submitted. A final hearing for the settlement is scheduled for September 7, 2023. Any distribution would happen after that, though the process could be delayed by appeals.

Facebook users can make a claim by visiting Facebookuserprivacysettlement.com and entering their name, address, email address, and confirming they lived in the U.S. and were active on Facebook between the aforementioned dates.

Meta’s $725 million settlement was not an admission of wrongdoing. From the settlement claim webpage:

  • A Settlement has been reached between Defendant Facebook, Inc., now known as Meta Platforms, Inc., (“Meta” or “Defendant”) and Plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • You are included in this Settlement as a Settlement Class Member if you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, inclusive.
  • The lawsuit is known as In re: Facebook, Inc. Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation, Case No. 3:18-md-02843-VC (N.D. Cal.). Defendant denies that it violated any law.