Millions of Facebook users could be eligible to receive part of a $725 million settlement following a class action lawsuit against the Meta company.
The settlement comes after it was alleged that Facebook allowed the sharing of its users’ personal data with other companies.
Among the most famous cases is Cambridge Analytics, a consulting firm that supported former President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign. According to AP information, Cambridge Analytics had access to information from 87 million accounts Facebook.
The case came to light and caused a national and international outcry over data privacy issues. Even Mark Zuckerberg, chairman of the company, had to testify before the United States Congress in 2018.
Who are eligible?
Those eligible to participate in the class action must have been Facebook users between May 24, 2007 and December 22, 2022. It could have been even for a period of time within that date range.
However, only users in the United States can claim.
How do I claim money from the deal with Facebook?
People have until August 25 to file a complaint. To do so, they must go to the class action page and complete the online form.
There you will find a list of questions related to your Facebook account.
Payments will be made after verifying the number of people eligible to receive the settlement money. These will be paid by debit cards, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle and even direct deposits.
A final hearing is scheduled for September 7, 2023, at which time the next steps in the process will be announced.
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