LinkedIn Can’t Block Analytics Company From Scraping Profiles

Wendy Davis reports:

LinkedIn can’t rely on a 33-year-old anti-hacking law to prevent prevent the analytics firm HiQ Labs from mining data, a federal appellate court ruled Monday.

The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, leaves in place an injunction that requires LinkedIn to allow publicly available data about its users to be scraped by HiQ.

Read more on MediaPost.  You can also read coverage from Reuters on WKZO and you can access the opinion here. I imagine we’ll see a lot of commentary on this CFAA-related ruling.

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