The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of a $90 million settlement with Meta Platforms, parent company of Facebook, to resolve a long-running class action accusing Facebook of tracking its subscribers’ activities on non-Facebook websites – even while signed out of their Facebook accounts.
The case was brought by the Chicago law firm of DiCello Levitt Gutzler.
The monetary component makes this the seventh-largest data privacy class action settlement ever to receive preliminary court approval.
Individuals who, between April 22, 2010, and Sept. 25, 2011, inclusive, were Facebook users in the United States and visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook Like button, may be eligible for a payment from the settlement fund.
Email notices from the claims administrator, Angeion, have started to go out, and will continue in batches through July 15, 2022. Recipients of an email notice should note an ID and confirmation code in the top left corner, which should be use in submitting their claim. However, even those who do not receive an email notice are still permitted to file a claim, and the administrator will determine whether they are eligible.
The link to the class action lawsuit website is: https://www.fbinternettrackingsettlement.com/
On the home page of the class action lawsuit website, you will be able to review the court-approved notices that outline your options, including submitting a claim form. The deadline to submit a claim is Sept. 22, 2022.
A screenshot of the case summary. Go to https://www.fbinternettrackingsettlement.com/