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Illinois Facebook Users Can Get Their Part in $650M Settlement

Following a $650 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against social media giant Facebook, Illinois residents who have accounts with the website can now file claims for payouts potentially ranging from $200 to $400.

According to the law firm that filed the suit, claims are now being accepted as a result of a settlement between the plaintiffs and the social media website.

The lawsuit — one of more than 400 filed against tech companies big and small in the past five years, by one law firm’s count — alleged that Facebook broke Illinois’ strict biometric privacy law that allows people to sue companies that fail to get consent before harvesting consumers’ data, including through facial and fingerprint scanning.

Read the source article at nbcchicago.com

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