A federal court has authorized a Notice to be issued to Facebook users regarding a proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, Inc., shared or made user data and data about users’ friends accessible to third parties without the users’ permission.
Settlement Class Members, including all Facebook users in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, inclusive, can submit valid claims and receive payments from the Settlement Fund if the Settlement is approved by the Court.
The Settlement Fund will be established by Meta Platforms, Inc. and will amount to $725 million to pay for all valid claims submitted by Settlement Class Members, as well as notice and administration expenses, any attorneys’ fees and costs, and any Service Awards for the Settlement Class Representatives.
The payment each Settlement Class Member will receive depends on the length of time they were a Facebook user during the Class Period and how many Settlement Class Members submit valid claims.
The Net Settlement Fund, the amount of money available to be distributed to Settlement Class Members, will be allocated to Authorized Claimants who submit valid claims.
Each Authorized Claimant will receive a per-point amount multiplied by the number of points they were assigned.
The Settlement Administrator will assign one point for each month in which the Authorized Claimant had an activated Facebook account during the Class Period.
To file a claim and receive a cash payment, Facebook users in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, inclusive can submit a Claim Form online or print and mail it to the Settlement Administrator at the address provided.
They can also contact the Settlement Administrator by telephone, email, or U.S. mail to request a Claim Form.
If you submit a claim by U.S. mail, the completed and signed Claim Form must be postmarked by August 25, 2023. If submitting a Claim Form online, you must do so by 11:59 p.m. PDT on August 25, 2023.