TikTok Privacy Deal Worth a Cup of Coffee Rued as Too Puny

April 20, 2021, 1:08 AM

A proposal to settle privacy lawsuits with the video app TikTok might give users enough compensation to buy a cup of coffee -- and that’s just not good enough, a lawyer representing an objector to the accord told a judge.

Those supporting the $92 million settlement justify it by referring to deals reached more than a decade ago, the lawyer, Ryan Andrews, said at a hearing on Monday. Andrews is a partner at Edelson PC, which represented plaintiffs in a class-action biometric privacy suit that cost Facebook $650 million and saw 22% of class members, or almost 1.6 million Facebook...

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