In October and November 2020, DDP told its members about the Facebook Biometric Privacy settlement in Illinois. In May 2021, DDP reported that each successful Illinois claimant would receive at least $345.
Recently, the Illinois Federal Court reported the following statistics about the Facebook Biometric Privacy Settlement:
- About 22% of eligible Illinois residents submitted a claim and were approved – that means roughly 1.6 million Illinois residents (out of the 6.9 million Facebook users in Illinois) submitted claims to the settlement; and
- That resulted in “a gross recovery of about $428 per class member”, or roughly $345 net after attorneys’ fees and costs.
In mid-February 2022, Facebook (now Meta) announced yet another privacy settlement, this one for $90 million. If the Court approves that settlement, then Americans around the country (not just in Illinois) can submit claims for Facebook’s improper data tracking.
This lawsuit alleged that users who visited websites that included a Facebook “like” button between April 2010 and September 2011 were improperly tracked even after they logged off of Facebook.