Adkins, et al. v. Facebook, Inc

Case No. C 18-05982

United States District Court for the Northern District of California

April 8, 2021 Update: The Final Approval Hearing has been changed from 8:00 a.m. on April 22, 2021 to 8:00 a.m. on April 28, 2021.

Important Information – Read Carefully.

A Class Action Settlement has been proposed in litigation against Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), arising out of a cyberattack on the Facebook platform that was announced on September 28, 2018 (the “Data Breach”). If you are a Facebook user residing in the United States whose personal information was compromised in the Data Breach, you are a “Settlement Class Member.”

Facebook denies any wrongdoing, and no court or other entity has made any judgment or other determination that Facebook has done anything wrong. Instead, both sides have agreed to a settlement.

Under the terms of the Settlement, Facebook has agreed to certain security commitments related to safeguarding users’ personal information. In exchange, Settlement Class Members will release any and all claims for injunctive and declaratory relief they may have against Facebook regarding the Data Breach.

If approved, the proposed Settlement will resolve the litigation entitled Adkins, et al. v. Facebook, Inc., Case No. C 18-05982 WHA (JSC) (N.D. Cal.), before Judge William Alsup in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Court must decide whether to finally approve the Settlement.

Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing.

Please read the Notice carefully.



You may object to the Settlement by writing to the Court and the Settlement Administrator and informing why you don’t think the Settlement should be approved. You can also write the Court to provide comments or reasons why you support the Settlement. Due to COVID-19, the Clerk of the Court may have different hours, and you should review the Clerk of the Court’s website in advance of traveling to the Clerk of the Court at

For detailed information about how to object to or comment on the Settlement, see Question 11.

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You may, but are not required to, attend the Final Approval Hearing where the Court may hear arguments concerning the approval of the Settlement. If you wish to speak at the Final Approval Hearing, you must make a request to do so in your written objection or comment in advance of the Final Approval Hearing and by no later than the deadline. Due to COVID-19, this Final Approval Hearing may be conducted telephonically. If the Court conducts the Final Approval Hearing telephonically, dial-in information will be provided in advance and on the Settlement Website.

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If you do nothing, and the Settlement is approved, you will not be able to sue Facebook for claims for injunctive and declaratory relief related to the Data Breach. The Settlement will not affect your rights to sue Facebook for monetary damages.

No deadline

This Settlement affects your legal rights even if you do nothing.