LinkedIn Wins Dismissal of Privacy Lawsuit in California
Joel Rosenblatt reports:
LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD), the biggest online professional-networking service, won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming it failed to follow industry standards and its own promises in encrypting user password information.
The lawsuit, filed last year in federal court in San Jose, California, followed the company’s website being hacked and 6.5 million member passwords being posted on an unrelated website. In June, LinkedIn confirmed its site was hacked. The suit was based on alleged violations of California consumer protection statutes, breach of contract and negligence claims.
Article III strikes again….