Instagram Class Action Settlement Accepting Claims – No Proof

Instagram Class Action Settlement Accepting Claims - No Proof

New $68.5M Instagram Class Action Settlement Accepting Claims Without Proof Required

If you are an Instagram user, this new class action lawsuit against Meta, owner of Instagram and Facebook — among others — may apply to you.

This is another biometric information case that alleges that these social media platforms are storing people’s information in ways that violate BIPA laws. You may remember there have been a number of similar cases, such as Facebook data privacy class action, Snapchat settlement, Six Flags Finger Scan settlement, and the Google Settlement.

This settlement is known as Parris v. Meta Platforms, Inc., Case No. 2023LA000672, Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Dupage County, Illinois.

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How do I file a claim?

Head on over to the website, where you can learn more and file a claim. You can file online with or without a unique ID, and you can also file by mail.

What’s this settlement about?

Plaintiffs filed a class action complaint alleging that Meta Platforms, Inc. (the “Defendant”) violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1, et seq. (“BIPA”), based on Defendant allegedly collecting and storing biometric identifiers and/or biometric information (collectively, “biometric data”) via Instagram without complying with BIPA’s requirements.

Who is eligible for a refund?

While this is specific to Illinois, it says if you’ve used Instagram in IL at any time between 8/10/15 and 8/16/23, you qualify for a refund.

Even if you’re not currently living in IL, if you were there during the timeframe indicated you may qualify. In other words, you have to live there anymore.

All individuals who used Instagram while in Illinois at any time between August 10, 2015 and August 16, 2023

Is a receipt required?

Proof of purchase is not required. However, if you have receipts, you may be able to claim more.

How Much Will I Get?

The total amount awarded in this settlement is $68 million. This amount includes settlement payments, admin expenses, lawyers’ fees, taxes, etc. While they haven’t estimated how much each person will get, it will be based on the total amount available divided by the number of people who file a valid claim.

What’s the deadline to file a claim?

September 27, 2023

What is a class action lawsuit settlement?

For example, a class action lawsuit is one with multiple plaintiffs. In other words, there is more than one person being represented by the lawsuit. In other words, a plaintiff or plaintiffs file the case on behalf of many people who were affected by aren’t involved in the actual suit. For example, if you purchased an item that was later determined to be involved in a class action lawsuit, you may be entitled to compensation. If you’re included in the class or group of people affected, then you can file a claim to receive money, coupons or replacement products. But, each case is different, and each will specify who is included. In addition, class action lawsuits may require proof that you are part of the group of affected people. In this case, proof of purchase or other specified proof is needed. However, in some cases, no proof is required. In that case, you can file a claim without proving that you are part of the class of people affected. Of course, when you file a claim you are doing so under penalty of perjury. So, do not file if you do not qualify.

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