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Illinois Instagram users could receive payment from $68M class action lawsuit

Instagram users in Illinois could possibly receive part of a $68 million dollar payout from a class-action lawsuit settlement.

The settlement stems from violations to Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. The act prohibits companies from collecting and storing biometric information.

Anyone who used Instagram while in Illinois between Aug. 10, 2015 and Aug. 16, 2023 may be entitled to payment.

The settlement, if approved, would establish a $68.5 million settlement fund.

The court in charge of the case still has to decide whether to approve the settlement, but those who wish to submit a claim must do so by Sept. 27, 2023. Those who wish to be excluded from the settlement must do so by Aug. 16, 2023. Those who wish to object to the settlement must do so by Aug. 16, 2023, as well.

The final approval hearing is Oct. 11, 2023.