Canada $51M Facebook Class Action Settlement

Canada $51M Facebook Class Action Settlement

Open Class Action Settlement

Photo Credit: Alexander Shatov - Unsplash | Published: May 2, 2024

Claim Form Deadline: August 20, 2024

Payout: Up To $200

Proof required: Facebook Account

What is the Facebook Class Action Lawsuit About?

A $51 million class action settlement has been reached with Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc) over allegations that the company used the names and images of class members in sponsored stories advertisements without their consent, violating the laws of certain Canadian provinces. It's estimated that approximately 4.3 million individuals may qualify as class members.

Sponsored stories are a type of Facebook ad that will promote a product, page, or company tied to some Facebook friends' actions, such as when a user "Likes" a product or service. These ads were shown only to the user's Facebook friends, but according to the class action lawsuit, Facebook violated privacy laws in Canada by sharing user's preferences without their consent. The following kinds of users actions may have been tracked as part of sponsored stories:

• When a friend likes a Page, it generates a story.
• A story is created when a friend checks in to a business.
• When a friend posts on a Page wall, a story is generated.
• If a friend likes a Page post, it generates a story.
• When a friend comments on a Page post, it creates a story.
• Sharing a Page post generates a story for a friend.
• Claiming an Offer creates a story for a friend.
• Answering a Question generates a story for a friend.
• Using a Facebook app creates a story for a friend.
• Attending an Event generates a story for a friend.
• Sharing a link from a specific domain creates a story for a friend.

How Do I Qualify For A Payout?

To qualify for a settlement payout you must have been a resident of one of these Canadian provinces:

• British Columbia,
• Saskatchewan,
• Manitoba,
• Newfoundland and Labrador.

You must have used Facebook at any time between January 1, 2011, and May 30, 2014. Additionally you must have been using your real name or have had a profile picture with your actual face. While it's impossible to know for certain if your information was used in a Sponsored Story, it's presumed that anyone meeting the above criteria may be eligible to share in the settlement funds.

If you have more than one Facebook account, you can still only submit one claim form. Additionally, only individual accounts are eligible; Facebook business accounts cannot participate.

What Can I Get?

Each eligible claimant may receive up to $200, but the actual amount for each claimant will be determined based on the total number of claims received. The estimated payment may be lower, but will depend on the total number valid claim forms submitted by the deadline.

How Do I Find Class Action Settlements?

Find all the latest Class Action Settlements you can qualify for by getting notified of new lawsuits as soon as they are open to claims:

How Do I File a Claim?

To be eligible to receive a payment from the settlement fund you must submit a valid and timely claim form by August 20, 2024.

Claim Form Website:

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Filing Class Action Settlement Claims

Please note that your claim form will be rejected if you submit a settlement claim for payout with any fraudulent information. By providing this information and your sworn statement of its veracity, you agree to do so under the penalty of perjury. You would also be harming others that actually qualify for the class action settlement. If you are not sure whether or not you qualify for this class action settlement, visit the class action administrator's website below. is only providing information and is not a class action administrator or a law firm. OpenClassActions is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.
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