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Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation $90 Million Class Action Settlement

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Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve claims alleging illegal user tracking on websites other than Facebook.

The settlement benefits people who were Facebook users between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011 inclusive and who visited non-Facebook websites that displayed the Facebook “Like” button.

Facebook is a social media platform used by billions of people around the world. This class action lawsuit against Facebook alleges that it tracked user activity through “Like” buttons on websites other than Facebook. This button would have allowed Facebook to use cookies to identify a user on an external website that was using the Facebook “Like” plugin. The plaintiffs argue that even though the user did not interact with this plugin, Facebook was able to track their web activity.

Plaintiffs’ complaint in this lawsuit alleges that “[w]When Facebook’s session and tracking cookies link URLs to specific people, the anonymity disappears. The complaint also claims that “Facebook can link the web browsing of more than a billion people to their real identities.”

The consolidated class action claims that users had their privacy rights violated by such conduct, and the complaint includes claims under the federal wiretap law.

Facebook does not admit wrongdoing and denies breaking any law, but has agreed to pay $90 million to settle the dispute in order to avoid the costs and risks associated with pursuing the case.

Under this settlementthe $90 million settlement fund will be distributed to settlement class members who submit approved claims. Each Authorized Claimant will be entitled to receive an equal share of the Settlement Fund.

The exact amounts of the payments will vary depending on the number of authorized settlement class members. The greater the number of authorized members of the settlement class, the smaller the settlement payments will be, and vice versa.

The settlement also requires Facebook to escrow and delete all cookie data as pleaded in the complaint that was received or associated with settlement class members between April 22, 2010 and September 26, 2011 inclusive, which can be used to identify a specific user. .

The exclusion and objection deadline is September 12, 2022.

In order to receive a settlement payment, Settlement Class Members must submit a valid Claim Form by September 22, 2022.

The final approval hearing for this settlement is scheduled for October 27, 2022.

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