TikTok Class Action Lawsuit Settlement: Class Action Eligibility, Payment Date and Amount

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Lawsuit Overview: The TikTok Class Action in the USA involves allegations that the app collected personal data from users without their consent. The focus is on users before September 20, 2021.

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Settlement Amount: TikTok agreed to a $92 million settlement to compensate affected users and cover legal and administrative costs, as well as to implement changes in data collection practices.

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Allegations: Plaintiffs alleged that TikTok’s parent company collected user data, including contact details, location, and biometric data, in violation of federal laws.

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TikTok's Response: TikTok denied the allegations but agreed to settle to avoid a trial. The settlement also covers attorney fees and other costs.

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Eligibility: US residents who used TikTok before September 30, 2021, are eligible. Illinois residents who used the app to create videos before September 30, 2020, receive six times the payment amount of other users.

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Settlement Groups: The settlement is for the National Class and Illinois Subclass. All US residents who used TikTok before September 30, 2021, are technically eligible.

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Settlement Payment Date: The settlement was approved on October 26, 2022, by Judge John Lee. Eligible claimants who filed their applications should have received their payments.

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Payment Distribution: The settlement amount was distributed to those who submitted valid claims. Illinois residents received higher amounts due to state privacy violations.

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Privacy Compliance: TikTok has initiated new privacy compliance programs as part of the settlement.

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Legal Resolution: The court approved the settlement, resolving claims of wrongfully collected data and distributing benefits to qualified claimants.