Nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users to get about $350 each in privacy settlement
Nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users can expect to get about $350 each in a landmark privacy lawsuit. - VICTORIA JONES/AFP/TNS

The check is not yet in the mail, but nearly 1.6 million Illinois Facebook users can expect to get about $350 each in a landmark privacy lawsuit. The totals were disclosed in a California federal court Thursday during the final approval hearing for a $650 million class-action settlement over alleged violations of Illinois’ biometric privacy law. The individual payout was projected at about $400 each in November, but that amount was reduced after some 200,000 claims were filed in the final days before the deadline. U.S. District Judge James Donato, who called the case a “groundbreaking settleme...