LinkedIn Scores Partial Win in Long-Running Data Scraping Feud

Andrea Vittorio reports:

A workforce analytics firm breached LinkedIn Corp.‘s user agreement by scraping data and using fake accounts to fuel its now-defunct business, a federal court in San Francisco ruled in a lengthy dispute that’s on a path to trial.

The ruling, made public Friday, represents a partial win for LinkedIn in a case that also asks whether hiQ Labs Inc.’s scraping violated a federal anti-hacking law, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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