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LinkedIn-hiQ Data Scraping Fight Fuels Debate Over Limits (1)

June 14, 2021, 1:51 PM; Updated: June 14, 2021, 8:40 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court’s move to send a data dispute between LinkedIn Corp. and hiQ Labs Inc. back to the Ninth Circuit appeals court prolongs a debate over whether a federal anti-hacking law applies to web scraping.

The justices voided an earlier U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling and sent the case back for further consideration, in light of their recent decision in another case, Van Buren v. United States, that limited the reach of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

At issue is whether the decades-old law can be applied to data scraping. The Ninth ...

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