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Meta Agrees to Pay $90 Million to Settle Consumer Tracking Suit (1)

Feb. 15, 2022, 2:46 PMUpdated: Feb. 15, 2022, 6:20 PM

Meta Platforms Inc. agreed to pay $90 million to settle a long-running lawsuit from consumers over Facebook’s use of trackers to follow users after they logged off its platform.

The proposed settlement was submitted for approval Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. It would resolve a consumer privacy class action filed in 2012 that alleged Facebook’s use of plug-ins to track users as they browse third-party websites violated the federal Wiretap Act.

Facebook also agreed to delete the data at issue under the proposed settlement, a measure that lawyers for the consumers say is ...