TikTok Says Mass Opt-Out Improper In $92M Privacy Deal

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By Lauraann Wood (April 28, 2022, 4:47 PM EDT) — TikTok argued Wednesday that an Illinois federal judge should reject more than 2,200 class members’ bid to opt out of a $92 million biometric privacy deal because their requests were improperly solicited and violate its settlement agreement.

U.S. District Judge John Lee should reject the class members’ bid to opt out of the deal he initially approved in October because the governing settlement agreement expressly requires class members to submit individual opt-out forms and prohibits the kind of mass opt-out their lawyers requested on their behalf earlier this month, TikTok argued.

The opt-out requests should also be denied because they were…

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