Facebook users can now file a claim to receive compensation from the $725 million data privacy settlement that was reached after a class-action lawsuit was filed against the social media giant for violating users’ privacy rights. This article provides detailed information on how to submit your claim for this settlement and receive your share.
Eligibility Criteria for Facebook Data Privacy Settlement
To be eligible for a share in the Facebook data privacy settlement, you must have lived in the US from May 24th, 2007 to December 22nd, 2022, and should have used Facebook during this period.
Methods to Submit a Claim
There are two methods to submit your claim for the Facebook data privacy settlement. You can submit your claim online through the Facebook website or by mailing a claim form to the Settlement Administrator at Facebook Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation, c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Information Required to File a Claim
To file a claim, you need to provide your basic information, including your name, address, email address, phone number, and Facebook username. You must also confirm whether you used your Facebook account between May 24th, 2007, and December 22nd, 2022.
Steps to Submit Facebook Consumer Privacy Claim Settlement Form
If you were affected by the misuse of Facebook user data, you can submit a claim and potentially receive compensation for any damages you may have experienced. Follow these steps to submit your claim:
Step 1: Visit the official settlement website, facebookuserprivacysettlement.com, and check your eligibility for the claim. If you are eligible, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Fill out the claim form with your personal information, including your name, address, and phone number.
Step 3: Provide your Facebook ID or email address to determine whether you are eligible. If you have deleted your Facebook account, provide the range of dates on which you used Facebook’s service.
Step 4: Select the payment method you prefer, such as Mastercard, PayPal, Venmo, Direct Deposit to your bank account, or Zelle.
Step 5: Upload your digital signature and submit the form.
Payment Method for Facebook Data Privacy Settlement
Facebook will provide your claim settlement amount through one of the following methods of your choice: Mastercard, PayPal, Venmo, Direct Deposit to your bank account, or Zelle.
Deadline to Submit Your Claim
If you are submitting your claim via U.S. mail, the completed and signed claim form must be postmarked by August 25, 2023. If you are submitting an online claim form, you should submit the same by 11:59 PM PDT on August 25, 2023.
Total Settlement Amount
If the court approves the settlement, Meta (Facebook’s parent company) will set up a settlement fund of seventy-five million dollars. The company will use this fund to pay all valid claims made by the users. Meta will also provide funds for any costs associated with notice and administration, legal fees, and service awards for the users.
Facebook Data Privacy Settlement Case Current Status
The Court has scheduled a final approval hearing for the settlement of this case on September 7, 2023, at 1 P.M. PDT to consider whether to approve the settlement or not. Additionally, the court will also consider any issues with the settlement or any of its terms submitted to the Court. If the court grants final approval of the settlement, the payments will be distributed as soon as possible.
Contact Facebook for More Information
If you require more information about the settlement process, you may contact the settlement administrator by email