TikTok, Musical.ly app users could get money through class action lawsuit – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Users of TikTok and its predecessor Musical.ly may be eligible for money due to a class action lawsuit.

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A $ 92 million settlement is pending in a lawsuit that claims TikTok and Musical.ly “violated federal and state law by collecting and using” personal data, United States Today reported.

The data, according to court documents, was a “complex artificial intelligence system to recognize facial features in user videos” that used facial recognition to determine the user’s race, age and gender and use this information to recommend content, NBC News reported.

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act states that individuals can sue companies that collect the data without authorization. TikTok denies the allegations, but decided to avoid going to trial, NBC News reported.

TikTok denies the claim, but the company posted the settlement notice in the application, telling users to go to the website Tiktokdataprivacysettlement.com.

According to the regulations, anyone living in the United States who used the app before September 30 may be entitled to a portion of the $ 92,000,000 once it is approved, less legal fees and costs related to the application. ‘case.

This also applies to people who live in Illinois and used the in-state app to create videos before September 30.

Children, if the parents apply on their behalf, will also be entitled to the money.

Around 89 million users could be affected by the decision, NBC News reported.

The deadline to submit a claim is March 1, 2022.

People can also opt out or oppose the settlement by January 31, 2022.

For more information visit tiktokdataprivacysettlement.com.