Facebook is now sending notifications to users who might qualify for a portion of the $725 million settlement amount the company agreed to pay to resolve a privacy lawsuit. However, you can proactively check if you meet the criteria for receiving a payment, and you don't have to wait for a notification to do so.
It's not difficult to figure out if you are eligible. Here is the criteria: “If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, inclusive, you may be eligible for a cash payment,” the settlement details state.
Upon submitting a claim, you will need to confirm whether you satisfy the following requirements: living in the United States at some point between 2007 and 2022, and having had a Facebook account during that time frame.
If you used Facebook in the last 16 years, you may be eligible to collect some cash. (via The ReidOut Blog) https://t.co/0NeX5h0gad
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Additionally, you will be asked if you have since deleted your Facebook account. Those who had an account for a longer period may be eligible for a higher compensation amount.
Meta announced that Facebook began sending out notifications to users regarding their potential eligibility for the settlement starting in mid-April, and will continue to do so until mid-May. By clicking on the notification, you can access additional information about the settlement, which is also available here.
August 25th is the last day to file a claim, and the final settlement hearing is scheduled for September 7th, 2023. Therefore, no approved payments will be disbursed prior to the hearing.
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