Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
A $1,100,000 settlement has been reached in a class action against a group of related companies—Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd., Musical.ly, Inc., Musical.ly the Cayman Islands Corporation, and TikTok Inc.—over practices of the app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok. The complaint alleged that the companies violated federal and state privacy laws, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by tracking, collecting, and disclosing personally identifiable information and viewing data of minors under the age of 13 without parental consent.Docket Number:
Company: Bytedance Technology Co. Ltd.
Filing Deadline: April 16, 2020
Objection Deadline: March 17, 2020
Exclusion Deadline: March 17, 2020
Final Approval Hearing: May 6, 2020Proof of Purchase:
Presumably company records will be used for verification.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person living in the US who registered for or used the Musical.ly or TikTok software app before the Effective Date in this case when under the age of thirteen or if you are the parent or legal guardian of such a person.Typical Settlement Amount:
Equal share of the net settlement fund. Final amount depends on the number of valid claims received.
Total Settlement Amount: $1,100,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Kozonis & Klinger Ltd.
Whitfield Bryson & Mason
Case Name: T.K., et al. v. Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd. et al.
Settlement Website: TikTok Data Collection from Children Settlement Website
c/o Musical.ly and/or TikTok Class Action
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103