If you used Facebook at any point from May 2007 to December 2022, you may be entitled to receive some money.
A $725 million deal between Facebook’s parent company Meta and users who claimed that their data was made accessible to third-parties without their consent has received preliminary approval from a California federal judge.
This settlement was reached following a class action lawsuit that was brought in response to a 2018 scandal. The class action lawsuit arose after it was reported that Cambridge Analytica, a data company that collaborated with Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, obtained personal data from millions of Facebook users to direct political advertising to them.
Numerous lawsuits contended that Facebook either shared or allowed user data to be accessed by third parties, including app developers, business partners, advertisers, and data brokers, without users’ permission. Additionally, the lawsuits alleged that Facebook neglected to supervise how the data was utilized.
While Meta denies any wrongdoing, they agreed to settle the lawsuit in December. Although final approval of the settlement won’t occur for several months, you can still file a claim to receive compensation now.