If you’ve used the TikTok or Musical.ly apps prior to September 30, 2021, you could be eligible to receive payments pending the $92 million class-action settlement regarding the ongoing data privacy violation allegations.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois where they will be holding the final hearing on May 18, 2022.
The plaintiff’s filed complaint included violations of both state and federal laws pertaining to the collecting and usage of their personal data – without sufficient notice of consent – with their use of Tiktok. As of now, the lawsuit affects roughly 89 million people.
According to the settlement website, ByteDance, TikTok and Musical.ly’s parent company, has denied all allegations from the complaint.
If the settlement that’s been filed gets approved, then those who file valid claims will be eligible to get a cut of the $92 million settlement. Additionally, the website also included that residents of Illinois and those who have used the app in Illinois may be entitled to a payment of up to six times more than those non-Illinois residents
Claims must be filed online or postmarked by March 1, 2022. If you would like to make a claim, please click here or send it in via U.S. Mail.
Parents are also permitted to file claims on the behalf of their children if they are under the age of 18.
If there is a high volume of claims, the number of payments will depend on the number of valid claims filed. However, in order to receive any payment from the settlement, you must file a claim before the deadline is reached. The Court in charge has also asked that plaintiffs be patient with the lawsuit since the Court is still deciding on whether to approve the Settlement.