$92M TikTok Privacy Deal Held Up By Objections

By Celeste Bott (March 2, 2021, 10:22 PM EST) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday held off on granting preliminary approval of a $92 million settlement in multidistrict litigation accusing TikTok of biometric privacy violations after objectors slammed the recovery amount, the "embarrassingly low" claims rate and the proposed notice plan.

U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee continued Tuesday's preliminary approval hearing to April 6 and ordered supplemental briefing, saying he needs more information about how the parties arrived at the final $92 million figure, how they addressed differences between adult users and minor users of the popular video-sharing app and additional explanation for why class members can't be notified...

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