Deadline to file a claim in the $725M Facebook settlement is this week

August 25th is the last day to file a claim in the $725 million Facebook settlement.

Social media companies know a lot about us.

August 25th is the last day to file a claim for the $725 million Facebook settlement. If you were active on Facebook between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022, you might qualify for a settlement payment. Even those who have since deleted their Facebook account are still eligible to file a claim.

How to file a Facebook settlement claim

Filing a claim is easy. All you have to do is submit the following information on the class action website

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Any known information associated with your Facebook account, like a username, email address, or phone number
  • A method of payment (MasterCard, PayPal, Venmo, direct deposit, or Zelle)

Not everyone is guaranteed compensation. Factors determining payment include how long you used Facebook during that period, how many people will file a claim, and the net total settlement after administrative and legal fee.

What case is Facebook settling in?

The settlement reached with Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc, alleges that Facebook made users’ data available to third party companies without user permission. The company also allegedly did not adequately monitor third-party access to the data. This includes personal data collected by the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which used the information for political advertising on Facebook. 

Even if you don’t qualify for a payment, submitting a claim is still worthwhile for sending companies the message that we care about the data they collect on us and what they do with it. 

Lilly Miron

Intern, Don't Sell My Data campaign


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