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

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