TikTok class action: You might be eligible for a portion of the $92 million proposed settlement
If you or your underage children have used the TikTok or Musical.ly apps, you may be eligible for a payout as part of a class-action lawsuit. According to court documents, a proposed $92 million settlement in the TikTok, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation is pending, in which the company is accused of “violating federal and state law by collecting and using” personal data “in connection with their use of the TikTok – Make Your Day video-sharing application” and its predecessor app Musical.ly.
According to records, TikTok denies the charges, and a settlement with Chinese parent company ByteDance was reached in late February. TikTok, on the other hand, published a settlement notice in the app on Monday, referring users to Tiktokdataprivacysettlement.com.
TikTok is a social media platform that provides short films with a cheerful tone. Young people, particularly Generation Z, have embraced the app. According to a Pew Research Center research from April, TikTok is used by around 48 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds.
TikTok revealed in September that it reached one billion users worldwide. The app, which is owned by the Chinese corporation ByteDance, has been the subject of some controversy, and it was recently criticized for its impact on teen girls’ body image.
TikTok was accused of violating the Illinois biometric privacy statute, which authorizes lawsuits against corporations that gather customer data without consent, such as through facial and fingerprint scanning. Illinois is the only state with legislation that allows victims of unlawful data acquisition to sue for monetary damages.
How to Make a Claim on TikTok
To be eligible for the money, you must have used the app by Sept. 30 and submitted a claim form by March 1, 2022, according to court records. For minors, parents can file claims.
According to paperwork, persons who live in Illinois and have used TikTok to generate videos may be entitled to six times the amount.
The paperwork can be filled out online or printed and mailed to Tiktokdataprivacysettlement.com.
There are four alternative ways to obtain the settlement:
- PayPal, which requires your PayPal email address.
- Venmo for which you need to include the mobile number associated with your Venmo account.
- A virtual prepaid card.
- Or you can choose to get a physical check mailed to the address you provide.
Reported By – BulletinSun