$1 per class member
From the linked proposed settlement [PDF].
" 34. If the case had gone to trial, Plaintiffs likely would have been limited to nominal damages, which are frequently set at $1 per class member. Mission Beverage Co. v. Pabst Brewing Co., 15 Cal. App. 5th 686, 710-711 (2017) (“A plaintiff suing for breach of contract is entitled to recover . . . nominal damages.”); Cummings v. Connell, 402 F.3d 936, 940 (9th Cir. 2005), as amended, 2005 WL 1154321 (9th Cir. May 17, 2005) (holding that “every member is entitled to nominal damages, just as if each one had brought his or her own lawsuit” and that damages would be limited to $1 per class member). Assuming a class size of approximately 70 million users, the settlement amount represents 53% of what Plaintiffs could have recovered under a nominal damages theory based on a judgment of $1 per class member. Plaintiffs believe this discount accurately reflects the risks of going forward with the litigation. Counsel Decl."
So Facebook set the size of the pot to (53% of $1 x the number of possible claimants) because $1 is all a plaintive would get if they brought the case themselves. Now if that is true and all a plaintive would get if they win is $1 who in their right f*!king mind would start a lawsuit? No one would!
Who would pay out lawyer's fees which they would not get back if they lost, possible not recoup even if they won, for the chance of a $1 payout. Hell even if a lawyer offered to take Facebook to court on my behalf on a no win no fee for a possible payout of $1, I would tell them to FO.
But then this class action suit like all the others is not done for victims, it is not like any of them were asked. This class action suit is for the profit of the lawyers under the guise of compensation for the victims, who never asked for them to go to court, because those victims will never see any compensation.
$0.53 is not f*!king compensation for Facebook using your data without permission. No one who opted out of that data collection would have opted in for 3 years data collection if Facebook had offered them $0.53 to.
Class action suits should banned unless they are going to give the victims a real payout (a payout that the victims would actually think about going to court for). As it stands today class action suits are instigated by lawyers for the benefit of those lawyers. It is just a f*!king scam.