Wednesday , January 27 2021

Facebook users pass on $650m privacy jackpot

Bloomberg

Facebook Inc will be making payouts to only about a quarter of the 6 million Illinois residents eligible for the biggest consumer privacy settlement in US history.
Based on a tally filed in court after claims deadline, some 1.57 million people will probably pocket more than $300 each — after about a third of the $650 million settlement fund is set aside for their attorneys and administrative costs — from a lawsuit in which the social network was accused of collecting biometric images from its photo-tagging feature without consent.

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