People who have been using TikTok since before September could be entitled to money from a class-action lawsuit against the company.
TikTok has disclosed a $92 million settlement proposal from its Chinese parent company ByteDance. It comes from a federal lawsuit claiming TikTok illegally collected and used personal data from its users.
The lawsuit cites both federal laws and an Illinois law that allows plaintiffs to seek money when their data is harvested without consent. You don't have to live in Illinois to claim your share of the settlement, but that state's residents could get up to six times more money.
Just don't be surprised if your piece of the pie is tiny. A recent Pew Research study shows 48 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 say they use the video-sharing app.