The deadline for Facebook users to secure their share of the cash settlement from a class-action lawsuit is only days away. To meet the requirement, you must submit your claim online or ensure that it is postmarked by August 25th. The online process is quick and can be completed in just a few minutes.
Following a lengthy four-year legal dispute, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has opted to pay out $725 million to Facebook users as part of an agreement to resolve accusations of sharing private information with third-party entities. Among the prominent companies implicated in the lawsuit is Cambridge Analytica, a former political consulting firm.
If you were using Facebook in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, you are automatically entitled to a portion of the settlement. However, you need to complete a form in order to receive your share. The deadline to submit your claim online is 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2023. If you choose to mail in your claim, it must be postmarked by the same date.
For Facebook users who were eligible during the specified period but have passed away, their claims should be submitted under the name of the deceased individual. Enter the account details of the deceased person in the "Your Facebook Account" section of the claim form.
In 2021, Facebook underwent a rebranding, transforming into Meta, and in the subsequent year, the company resolved a class-action lawsuit.
Meta maintained its stance of non-admission of wrongdoing. Back then, a company representative stated that the decision to reach a settlement was driven by the desire to prioritize the welfare of the community and shareholders. No further remarks were provided by a Meta spokesperson.
Visitors to FacebookUserPrivacySettlement.com can file a claim by providing their name, address, email, and confirming their residence in the U.S. and prior activity on Facebook during the specified period.