$92M TikTok Privacy Deal Gets Ill. Judge's Early OK

By Lauraann Wood (October 1, 2021, 9:13 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has given his early blessing to a $92 million settlement resolving biometric and other data privacy claims against TikTok and its parent company, finding the deal fair despite several objections over its value to class members.

U.S. District Judge John Lee said on Thursday that the deal between TikTok and about 89 million of its users sufficiently resolves accusations the short-form video platform unlawfully collected their biometric and other personal data. That's particularly true given the political pressures under which the parties settled and the risks involved with litigating the users' claims, he said.

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