TikTok Data Collection from Children Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

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:

1:19-cv-07915

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, 2020

Proof 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: $1,100,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,500

Law Firms:
Kozonis & Klinger Ltd.
Whitfield Bryson & Mason

Claim Form: TikTok Data Collection from Children Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: T.K., et al. v. Bytedance Technology Co., Ltd. et al.

Settlement Website: TikTok Data Collection from Children Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Settlement Administrator
c/o Musical.ly and/or TikTok Class Action
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Info@MusicallyClassActionSettlement.com
(833) 934-1184

Tags: COPPA Violations, Children/Minors, Your Privacy