How to claim your share of Facebook’s $725M settlement in privacy suit

Apr 19, 2023, 6:36 PM UTC
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How to claim your share of Facebook's $725M settlement in privacy suit
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Facebook has been embroiled in privacy scandals for years, but the Cambridge Analytica scandal was perhaps the biggest of them all. In 2018, it was revealed that the political consultancy had improperly obtained the data of 87 million Facebook users without their consent. The data was allegedly used to help political campaigns, including that of Donald Trump.

The scandal led to widespread outrage and calls for increased privacy protections for Facebook users. It also led to a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, which has now been settled for $725 million.

Facebook users in the United States have until August 25, 2023, to claim their share of the settlement. To do so, they need to visit and enter their name, address, email address, and confirm that they lived in the U.S. and were active on Facebook between May 2007 and December 2022.

The amount that each individual will receive from the settlement has not yet been established. This will depend on how many users submit claims and how long each user maintained a Facebook account.

It’s important to note that the settlement does not require Facebook to admit any wrongdoing. The company has maintained that it settled the lawsuit in the best interest of its community and shareholders.

Despite this, the settlement is a significant step forward for Facebook users who were impacted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It shows that Facebook is willing to take responsibility for its actions and make amends.

If you’re a Facebook user in the U.S. and were active on the platform between May 2007 and December 2022, it’s worth taking the time to submit a claim for your share of the settlement. Even if the payout is small, it’s a way to hold Facebook accountable for its actions and show that privacy violations will not be tolerated.

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