On July 28, 2022, Judge John Z. Lee granted final approval in the class action settlement against TikTok and parent company ByteDance awarding $92 million to the class of 1.4 million people for the company’s violation of users’ private data.

“We are pleased that the court recognized the substantial value of this landmark settlement. More importantly, we believe that TikTok will make substantial changes in its practices going forward to ensure the privacy of its users is protected,” says Katrina Carroll, Lynch Carpenter Partner. Carroll served as Co-Lead Attorney for TikTok users in the Illinois Subclass which asserted claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

To read the full court opinion, click here.