November 15, 2021- If you used TikTok today, you likely noticed a notification pinned to the top of your notification inbox. The notification will link you to a page where you can file your claim in the class actions lawsuit.
The $92 Million settlement comes as a result of privacy concerns. The class action alleged that TikTok “violated federal and state law by collecting and using, without sufficient notice and consent.”
The claim amount per user may be as low as .70 cents if all 130 Million TikTok users in the US file a claim. But as a class-action claimant, you also reserve the right to object to the claim. However, unless made in large numbers, objections typically have little to no impact on the outcome. Although cases with even one objector frequently result in smaller payouts to attorneys. Typically the only one making anything on a class action settlement is the attorneys “representing” the class. On an average class action, law firms claim around 25% of the total settlement.
According to the settlement, if you have used TikTok on or before September 30, 2021, and reside in the US. You may be a claimant. Claimants have until March 22, 2022, to file their claim. Or you can opt-out by January 31, 2022.
Illinois residents will receive a 6x payout.