CHICAGO – Illinois residents who filed a complaint last year in a Snapchat class action lawsuit they reported that they had started receiving severance money.
In August 2022, a settlement was reached in the $35 million class action lawsuit against Snapchat.
The lawsuit – known as “Boone, et al. v. Snap Inc.” – accused Snapchat of using its “Goals” and “Filters” features to collect “biometric data,” thus violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, or BIPA.
Snapchat denied any wrongdoing, but still chose to settle the matter without going to court.
On Monday, those who filed claims in the lawsuit said they had received their settlement money. The reported amount received by the residents was $16.35.
You qualified if you were a Snapchat user in Illinois who used the app’s “Goals” and “Filters” features between November 17, 2015 and the complaint deadline, which was November 5, 2022.
You were able to select the option to receive payment by check or electronically via Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, or direct deposit. You can also choose to receive a prepaid MasterCard.
If you are looking for more information, please visit https://www.snapillinoisbipasettlement.com/faqs.
The Snapchat settlement came just months after another class action lawsuit was settled with Facebook in which Illinois residents who qualified for the settlement payment received $397. In that lawsuit, Facebook was accused of violating the Illinois biometric privacy law.