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TikTok Wins Initial Approval of $92 Million Privacy Settlement

Oct. 1, 2021, 2:56 PM

TikTok’s $92 million settlement to resolve multidistrict litigation over the company’s alleged misuse of its users’ private data won preliminary approval, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois overruled just a handful of objections to the deal.

Judge John Z. Lee tentatively certified a nationwide settlement class comprising approximately 89 million U.S. residents who have used the app, along with an Illinois subclass comprising an estimated 1.4 million people for alleged violations of the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act, Thursday.

The parties reached an initial settlement in September 2020, while an executive order directing ByteDance to ...