Do you live in the United States and have used the TikTok App before October 1 2021? You might be Eligible to claim part of a $92 million settlement resolving a class action lawsuit over TikTok data privacy. Read this review to find out more!
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What is the TikTok Data Privacy Settlement
The nationwide Class is made up of anyone living in the United States who used the TikTok app before Oct. 1, 2021. The Illinois Subclass is made up of Illinois residents who used the app before Oct. 1, 2021.
“Plaintiffs filed a class action complaint alleging that TikTok, Inc. f/k/a Musical.ly, Inc; ByteDance, Inc.; Musical.ly n/k/a TikTok, Ltd. and Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. Ltd. (collectively, the “Defendants”), violated federal and state law by collecting and using, without sufficient notice and consent, Plaintiffs’ personal data in connection with their use of the TikTok – Make Your Day video-sharing application (and/or its predecessor app Musical.ly) distributed in the U.S. (the “App.”)..
The popular video-sharing app reached 1 billion monthly users in September, according to CNBC.
However The Court has not ruled in favor of any party in this case, and the defendants deny all allegations of wrongdoing.
Instead, the parties have reached a settlement in order to avoid the costs and uncertainties associated with taking the case to trial.
After attorneys’ fees and other expenses are deducted from the settlement fund,
Illinois residents who used the app in Illinois to create videos may be eligible to receive a payment of up to six times that of non-Illinois residents thanks to certain specific claims made in the class action lawsuit.
Class Members may file only one claim.
The Settlement, if approved, would provide $92,000,000 to pay the members of the Settlement Class who file valid claims, as well as to pay Plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees, costs, a service award for the named plaintiffs, and the administrative costs of the settlement. It would also provide injunctive relief to protect App users’ information. The Settlement avoids the further cost and risk associated with continuing the lawsuits; it pays money to those persons whose rights Plaintiffs contend were violated; and it releases Defendants from further liability.
The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit qualifying Claim Forms. Please be patient.
The class action settlement approval process may take several months, or more if there is an appeal.
A final approval hearing in the TikTok data privacy class action settlement is scheduled for May 18, 2022.
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