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$90 Million Facebook Privacy Settlement Approved By Judge

15 Nov 2022 9:55 PM | Anonymous

If you are a Facebook (now called Meta) user, you might be interested in this:


This week, a federal judge in California gave final approval to a $90 million privacy settlement granted to Facebook users in a decade-old class action suit. The case, originally filed in 2011, claimed that Facebook tracked the activity of users via a “Like” button installed on countless pages around the web.

The suit also claimed that this tracking violated the Wiretap Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and several other California laws. However, while the case was filed in California, it consolidated similar complaints from users in 10 other states. Notably, the class includes all Facebook users who visited non-Facebook websites between April 22, 2010, and September 26, 2011, that displayed the Facebook “Like” button. That means that millions of people could potentially benefit from this action. The lead counsels for this privacy class, David Straite and Stephen Grygiel, echoed that point, noting that the suit “benefits all class members whether or not they also submitted a claim for a portion of the $90 million settlement fund.”

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