News Nation Now: TikTok, Snapchat settle for millions in privacy lawsuits

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Social media giants Snapchat and Tiktok could soon be paying millions to users after settling class action lawsuits over privacy.

Both companies are accused of illegally collecting users’ biometric data and disclosing it to third-party companies without consent.

On Wednesday, a judge approved a $92 million settlement with Tiktok.

Elizabeth Fegan, attorney for FeganScott LLC, which brought the lawsuit, said the kind of biometric information TikTok collected included people’s eye color, race and facial features. TikTok then sold it to Google and Facebook, Fegan said, so the social media companies could target users with ads.

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