Back in 2012, a lawsuit was filed against Meta on the basis that it did not respect the privacy of its users and used cookies to track internet use even when the user was not logged into Facebook. Users of Facebook were kept in the dark about this unlawful tracking, and they definitely did not give their consent to it.
In the lawsuit, it was said that from 2010 to 2011, Facebook tracked its users’ online activity without their permission, which was against their right to privacy.
To everyone’s surprise, Facebook prevailed three times in lower courts, but it was unsuccessful in defending itself in the Ninth Circuit. Not only did the court find that illegal tracking of user activities was taking place, but it also discovered that the data was being sold for financial gain.
After a long and exhausting legal battle, Facebook has finally agreed to pay a $90 million settlement. However, the company still denies all of the claims in the lawsuit.
Claimants that comply with the deadline (September 22, 2022) and wait for the settlement administrator to approve their claims will share in $90,000,000. Although it is extremely difficult to say how much money each class member will receive, they will all share in the $90 million settlement.