“Changes to Eligibility Requirements Before Deadline: Recent Updates for the Unsure”
If you were a Facebook user in the U.S. between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, you could qualify for compensation in the $725 million class-action settlement against Meta, Facebook’s parent company. This settlement addresses allegations of data sharing without consent, including by Cambridge Analytica.
The deadline for claims submission is August 25, 2023. Changes to eligibility earlier this summer broadened the scope, allowing more users to participate. However, the amount you receive depends on factors like usage duration.
Users who held a Facebook account within the litigation’s class period and later deleted it are now eligible. This update benefits those who deleted accounts between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, before creating new ones.
How to Submit a Claim:
Submit your claim for payment by August 25, 2023. If you’re claiming for a deleted account:
- Visit the Settlement Website.
- Click ‘Submit Claim.’
- Modify your claim using the ‘Filed A Claim? Click Here to Edit Your Claim’ link.
- Provide Notice ID and Confirmation Code.
- Answer the question on current, deleted, or both accounts.
- Fill in the necessary account details.
Along with personal details and preferred payment method, you’ll need to provide your Facebook username, linked phone numbers, and email addresses.
The amount you’ll receive depends on your account’s active months within the eligibility window. Administrative and court expenses will be deducted from the total settlement fund to determine payments, based on usage duration and total claimants.
Non-claimants, opt-outs, and objectors are automatically part of the settlement but won’t receive payment without filing. The deadline for claims is August 25, 2023. A hearing for ultimate settlement approval is set for September 7, 2023, at 11 a.m. Central Daylight Time.”