How to File for the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Misuse Settlement: In 2018, Facebook was embroiled in a scandal with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, which improperly harvested and misused the personal data of millions of Facebook users without their consent.
Facebook has since agreed to pay $725 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to this incident. If you were a Facebook user whose data was affected by the Cambridge Analytica data misuse, you may be eligible for a portion of the settlement. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to file for the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica Data Misuse Settlement.
Determine Your Eligibility
To be eligible for the settlement, you must have been a Facebook user in the United States between May 24, 2007, and December 22, 2022. The Settlement Class includes all Facebook users in the United States during this time frame. You can check if you are eligible to file a claim by visiting the settlement website at www.facebookuserprivacysettlement.com/#submit-claim.
Complete the Claim Form
To receive a payment from the Settlement, you must complete and submit a Claim Form. There are two ways to submit the form: online or by U.S. Mail. If you choose to submit your Claim Form by mail, it must be postmarked by August 25, 2023. Your Claim Form must be completed in its entirety, and all responses should be typed or written legibly.
Submit Your Claim Form
Once you have completed your Claim Form, you can submit it online at www.facebookuserprivacysettlement.com/submit-claim or by U.S. Mail to the Settlement Administrator at the following address: Facebook Consumer Privacy User Profile Litigation, c/o Settlement Administrator, 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210, Philadelphia, PA 19103. The deadline to submit your claim is August 25, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Provide Accurate Information
Make sure that all the information you provide on your Claim Form is accurate and up-to-date. If your Claim Form is incomplete or missing information, the Settlement Administrator may contact you for additional information. If you do not respond by the deadline provided by the Settlement Administrator, your claim will not be processed, and you will waive your right to receive money under the Settlement.
Wait for Your Settlement Payment
Once your claim has been processed and approved by the Settlement Administrator, you will receive a settlement payment. The exact amount of your payment will depend on how many people file claims and how much of the settlement fund is allocated to each claimant.
Beware of Scams
As with any class-action settlement, scammers may try to take advantage of those who are eligible to file a claim. Be wary of anyone who contacts you and asks for personal information or payment in exchange for help filing your claim. The Settlement Administrator will not contact you to ask for this information, so if someone does, it’s likely a scam.
In conclusion, if you were a Facebook user in the United States whose data was affected by the Cambridge Analytica data misuse, you may be eligible for a portion of the $725 million settlement. By following these steps, you can file your claim and receive your settlement payment. Remember to file your claim before the deadline, and be accurate and cautious throughout the process. For more information, you can contact the Settlement Administrator by email at [email protected], by telephone at 1-855-556-2233 or by U.S. mail at the address listed above.