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Facebook will send a second check this March to users of the social network in Illinois. The check will be sent to more than 1 million users who have settled from a class action lawsuit.
The class action lawsuit arose because Facebook collected and stored the biometric data of users from this state without their consent.
There are almost 1.3 million people who benefited from this agreement in which it was determined that the company would give them $650 million dollars.
The people covered by the settlement include Facebook users located in Illinois for whom Facebook created and stored a file containing their face after June 7, 2011.
In order to receive compensation, Plaintiffs must have lived in Illinois for a minimum of six months or 183 days.
The second payment being made is $30.61 and will only go to people who cashed the first check last year, the Chicago Tribune reported.
That $30.61 comes from $43 million left uncollected by the nearly 110,000 residents who filed the lawsuit.
After all the checks are written, each person should receive about $428 for the two payments.
The settlement’s payment administrator said it will take them about two weeks to finish mailing the checks and processing the electronic payments.
A first round of checks for $397 were sent by mail and through electronic payments on May 9 of last year..
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