Facebook Tracking Class Action Settlement
Updated: September 23, 2022
Settlement Status: Final Approval Hearing - October 27, 2022
Claim Form Deadline: Passed
Payout: Estimated $50 - $300
Proof required: No
Method of payment: Mailed Check / Prepaid Card / PayPal / Venmo / Zelle
What's This Settlement About?
Facebook has agreed to pay $90,000,000 to Facebook users whose data was tracked and improperly collected when visiting non-Facebook websites. The settled class action lawsuit alleges that Facebook obtained and collected data from
Facebook users in the United States who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the
Facebook Like button. Those external sites allowed Facebook to collect data from Facebook users even while they were not on Facebook.com without user consent.
Similar class action settlements and lawsuits have been in the news lately. One of these is an ongoing Google Privacy Class Action Settlement, and an even larger Facebook biometric data class action settlement that was paid out in April 2022.
How Do I Qualify?
The Facebook Tracking Class Action Settlement includes anyone who, between April 22, 2010 and
September 26, 2011 visited
non-Facebook websites that displayed a Facebook 'Like' button (similar to the one up top here!).
Do I need Proof to Get Paid?
You don't need proof to participate. However, if you do provide your facebook username, email or URL from your profile, it will raise your chances of being paid. You can provide your username, or the URL from your Facebook profiles for accounts you may have used between April 22, 2010 and
September 26, 2011. This will make it easier and increase the chance of the Settlement Administrator finding your account. If you cannot remember your
username, leave it blank and the administrator will try to locate your account based on the other information on this form). You will need to provide your email that is associated with your facebook account as part of the claim form.
How Do I Find My Facebook Username?
Facebook usernames help people find your public Facebook profile more easily. Your Facebook username will result in a public URL link that will look something like:
You can find your username under the triangular dropdown menu in Facebook:
• Click on 'Settings and Privacy',
• Next, click on 'General Settings'
• You will find your username under the General Account Settings page listing your name, username and other account details.
How Much Can I Get?
If the Settlement is approved by the Court, it will establish a Settlement Fund
of $90 Million to pay out people who join the class action settlement by submitting timely and valid claim forms.
The money from the settlement fund will then be proportionally divided between those class action members. We are estimating this based on similar past cases to be in the $50 to $300 range.
How Do I File a Claim?
To receive your cash reward you must have filed a class action claim (see website below) by September 22, 2022. To qualify for current and future class actions, subscribe to the official openclassactions.com newsletter to stay up to date on open class actions that are open to claims with or without proof required:
What's Next for the Facebook Privacy Class Action?
The Court has scheduled a Final Approval Hearing at 9:00 a.m. PST on October 27, 2022
by video conference with Zoom, it may be accessed HERE. If approval is granted and no appeals are granted, the distribution of payouts will be scheduled consequently.
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