TikTokData Privacy Settlement What You Need to Know
How much do you know about the TikTok Data Privacy Settlement? Have you received an email indicating that you have, or might be eligible, to get compensation? Then, this guide to the TikTok Data Privacy Settlement will help you understand the situation and your options so that you can choose whether to participate or not.
The settlement was approved in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, where parent company Tiktok is based. Under the agreement, Tiktok will pay $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by collecting and selling user data from children under 13 without obtaining parental consent.
What is the TikTok Data Privacy Settlement?
The TikTok Data Privacy Settlement is a settlement between the FTC and the developers of the popular social media app TikTok (TikTok, inc.), which is owned by ByteDance. The settlement requires that TikTok, inc. delete all information collected from users who joined before March 15, 2015. This information includes usernames, email addresses, and/or phone numbers.
Who is Eligible for the Settlement?
If you are a United States resident under the age of 18 and you used TikTok between December 30, 2017 and November 7, 2019, in the United States, then you are eligible for the settlement. If you are a parent or legal guardian who signed up for TikTok on behalf of someone under 18 and they were U.S. residents during this time frame, then they would be eligible too.
How to File a Claim
The company has created a website where you can file a claim by completing an online form. The site also includes detailed instructions on how to complete the form and what it entails. If your name, email address, phone number, or other personal information was included in the data breach and you want compensation for any distress caused by this incident, then please submit a claim! There is no obligation to do so and there are no deadlines for submitting your claims.
The class action lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Illinois, Pennsylvania, and California claim that TikTok collected data on teens and young adults without parental consent. If you are a minor or under the age of 18, you can get $5 per person. If you are an adult over the age of 18, you can get $10 per person.
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