Facebook users in the US have until Friday to claim a piece of Meta’s $725 million settlement


Facebook users in the US have until Friday to apply for their share of a Privacy settlement of $725 million that parent company Meta agreed to pay late last year.

In 2018, lawsuits were filed over a scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, a British consulting firm involved in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. It was revealed that they had gained personal access Facebook data It reaches 87 million users, primarily in the United States.

The settlement concerns nearly all US-based Facebook users who had an account between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022. You can still collect money from the settlement even if you delete your Facebook account.

If you would like to file a claim online, please make sure you do it before Friday at 11:59 PM PST. Or if you choose to mail your claim, make sure the letter is postmarked by Friday for it to be considered valid.

How do I claim money from a Facebook settlement?

If you are a US Facebook user who joined between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022, you can submit an online application at facebookuserprivacysettlement.com to claim your settlement.

If your claim is approved by the Settlement Administrator, you will give up the right to sue the Defendant in a separate court action over the legal claims or factual claims that this Settlement resolves.

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How much money will I get from the Facebook settlement?

The amount of money that will be received from the settlement is still being determined due to uncertainty about the number of users who will file claims. The more users who file claims, the less money is available.

How long will it take to receive my settlement?

according to settlement site, The final approval hearing is scheduled for September 7. Distribution of payments will begin immediately thereafter.

This article originally appeared in the USA TODAY: Facebook Settlement: How do I file my claim?

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