Facebook to Pay $90 Million to Users for Tracking Internet Activities

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Facebook to Pay $90 Million to Users for Tracking Internet Activities

Facebook to Pay $90 Million to Users for Tracking Internet Activities

Facebook has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a privacy lawsuit accusing it of illegally tracking users’ internet activity. This lawsuit alleges that Facebook improperly obtained and collected data from users in the United States who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011.

Facebook denies all claims and that it violated any law. But, both parties have agreed to a settlement to avoid the costs and risks of a trial.

In 2020, Facebook paid another $650 million to settle a privacy lawsuit involving allegations that the company violated an Illinois state law that requires companies to get permission from users to store their biometric data.

UPDATE 9/19/22: Only a few more days to submit your claim.

Settlement and Payout Details

The Settlement Class includes all persons who, between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011, were Facebook Users in the United States that visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button.

Under the terms of the settlement, Facebook will establish a Settlement Fund of $90,000,000.00 to pay all valid claims submitted by the eligible users, as well as administration expenses, attorneys’ fees and expenses, and service awards for the Settlement Class representatives. Exact payment amounts for each user will vary depending on the total number of claims filed with the settlement.

Facebook also has to delete all of class members potentially relevant data that was collected in the manner described in the lawsuit.

In order to receive benefits from the settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form by Sept. 22, 2022. You can file your claim here.

If you are not sure whether you are included in the Settlement Class, you can ask for free help by emailing the Settlement Administrator at info@FBInternetTrackingSettlement.com or calling the Settlement Administrator at 1-844-665-0905. Our buddy Rick from ToP reached out to them and they said just fill out the form and there will be a section to click if you didn’t receive a form.

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  1. Read the Privacy Policy for Facebook’s mobile app. You’ll be shocked by what access you’ve unwittingly granted to Facebook. While the language seems generic blah blah blah, it allows the app to piggyback on all of your other apps. There’s no need to share your contacts with Facebook, it already has them. There’s no need to share your financial data with Facebook, it already has it. There’s no need to share your pictures with Facebook, it already has them.

  2. My FB at that time has been hacked. Seems for them not doing anything I should submit based off that. Had to make another account.

  3. It’s like fining me a dollar. Add about 4 zeros to the 90 mil and it sounds about right as long as there’s prison time for some very senior executives. Otherwise this is so laughable that it won’t discourage anyone.

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