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Facebook’s $550M Privacy Settlement Distributed to Illinois Residents

Illinois residents whose faceprints were stored by Facebook are expected to receive between $150 and $300 each, as part of the social networking platform’s $550 million settlement of a class-action privacy lawsuit, according to class counsel.

“The cash recovery provided for here … dwarfs recovery provided for in the settlement of other privacy claims,” the attorneys write in court papers filed Friday with U.S. District Court Judge James Donato in San Francisco.

They are asking Donato to grant the settlement preliminary approval, arguing that the deal — which they describe as the “largest known consumer data privacy settlement in United States history” — is more favorable to consumers than other privacy settlements involving tech companies.

Many other privacy settlements have required companies to make donations to nonprofits, or pay consumers “at best dozens of dollars rather than hundreds,” class counsel writes.

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