ENCORE: Does Facebook Owe You $400?

 

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Editor's Note: While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. This segment originally aired October 7, 2020.

If you’ve lived in Illinois between 2011 and 2020 and uploaded a picture of your face to Facebook, then you may be eligible to file a claim and receive up to $400 from Facebook’s settlement fund from a class-action lawsuit. The largest privacy consumer settlement in our country’s history was made by Facebook when the social media giant agreed to pay out $650 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged Facebook violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law.

The 21st was joined by a Chicago-based class action lawyer who represented Facebook users in the case against Facebook and a reporter at Vox who covers personal data and privacy. 

Guests:

Jay Edelson, a Chicago-based Class Action Lawyer who represented Facebook users in the case

Sara Morrison, Recode and Vox reporter covering personal data and privacy

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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