Illinois TikTok Class Action Lawsuits: You Could Be Owed Money

Two class-action lawsuits that were filed against TikTok in Illinois could lead to electronic payments being sent to people in the state.

Two mothers filed a class-action lawsuit against Musical.ly and TikTok in December 2019 in a Northern Illinois District Court. 

They said that the platforms collected the personal information and viewing data of children under the age of 13 without their parents' permission.

The complaint goes on to say that adults have followed children online because of these "unfair" and "deceptive" business practises.

Court documents say that by the end of that month, after several motions and "significant discovery," the defendants and the court had come to an agreement.

Lawyers for the class-action suit say that the settlement, which will give each class-action member $1,100,000, is the "first of its kind."

On the settlement website, it says that all case appeals have been thrown out by the court as of August 30, 2022, and that payments have begun.

Illinois filed a different TikTok class-action settlement. It claims the video-sharing software illegally collects biometric data from users without their consent.

The lawsuit says that the settlement will create a $92 million fund for class members to share.

Even though a judge has agreed to the settlement, lawyers for the settlement say that it can't go into effect and settlement payments can't be made until all appeals are over.