New $68.5 million Instagram Class Action Settlement is accepting claims without proof required
Photo Credit: Unsplash | Updated: August 6, 2023
Settlement Status: Accepting Claims
Claim Form Deadline: September 27, 2023
Estimated Payout: Varies
Proof required: No
What's the Instagram Class Action About?
A $68,500,000 class action settlement has been agreed upon with Meta Platforms (Owner and operator of Instagram and Facebook). The Instagram class action affects Illinois Instagram users who were on the platform at any time between August 10, 2015 and August 16, 2023. The Instagram BIPA privacy class action lawsuit alleges that Instagram violated certain privacy protection laws by collecting and storing user's biometric information. The law that Instagram allegedly violated is known as "BIPA" or the Biometric Information Protection Act
Snapchat similarly settled a $35 Million class action lawsuit in late 2022. The Snap Illinois BIPA Settlement involved litigation where Snapchat also allegedly violated the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, "BIPA". The class action lawsuit alleged that Snapchat's “Lens” and “Filters” features collected users' biometric information, such as their facial information, without complying with legal requirements to inform and get appropriate consent from users.
Google, specifically for their popular Google Photos application, settled a $100,000,000 Class Action Settlement, which was also granted final approval as of September 2022. The $100 Million settlement was reached in a class action lawsuit against Google in which the class action lawsuit alleged that Google violated Illinois privacy law by harvesting and storing biometric data of Illinois residents. People who appeared in Google Photos, while residing in Illinois did not receive proper notice and consent as per government privacy law and consumer protections in place.
Most recently, Facebook (Meta Platforms, Inc.) paid out $397 to individuals who participated in a similar privacy class action settlement. In this record-breaking landmark class action settlement, Facebook agreed to contribute yet another $650,000,000 to a class action fund to be distributed for qualifying Facebook users, who ended up receiving nearly $400 in class action payments. The settlement fund was agreed upon as the result of a class action lawsuit against facebook for violating Illinois Privacy law.
The payout for the proposed Instagram BIPA class action settlement is not yet known on an individual basis. The amount per valid and timely claim form will be determined based on the number of claims filed.
How Do I Know If I Qualify?
You may qualify for a potential payout from the proposed Instagram privacy settlement if you used Instagram while in the State of Illinois during the following window of time: August 10, 2015 through August 16, 2023.
Do I Need Proof to File a Claim?
No proof of purchase is required to file a claim in the Instagram class action settlement.
How Do I File a Claim and Get Paid?
To file a claim and receive payment, follow the link below and file a claim by the deadline of September 27, 2023. Those that qualify for this $68.5 million Instagram class action can stand to receive a cut of the allotted settlement fund, after lawyer's expenses, court and administrative fees. Class actions vary in the amount of time it takes to payout. If the Instagram class action does not receive any appeals, the payout process can begin as soon as 90 days after the class action settlement receives final approval from the Court.
The Court has scheduled its final approval hearing for October 11, 2023.
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. OpenClassActions.com 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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