February 25, 2021

Proposed $92 Million Settlement Announced on Behalf of TikTok Users

Today, the Plaintiffs’ leadership group in In Re TikTok Privacy Litigation, moved for preliminary approval of a $92 million proposed class action settlement on behalf of users of the TikTok app. If approved by the court, the settlement will resolve allegations that defendants collected users’ biometric information and other data in violation of Illinois’ Biometric Information and Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and other federal and state consumer privacy laws. The settlement also provides for injunctive relief, including a requirement that TikTok initiate a new privacy compliance training program.

Burns Charest’s Amanda Klevorn serves as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee on the case. Burns Charest filed the first BIPA class action lawsuit in the country against the TikTok defendants on April 30, 2020 in the U.S. District Court for Northern District of California. The case was later transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for coordinated proceedings.

The case is In re TikTok, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation, No: 1:20-cv-04699, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.