Bloomberg Law
April 18, 2022, 6:23 PM

LinkedIn Loses Latest Round of Data Scraping Legal Feud With hiQ

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

LinkedIn Corp. lost the latest round of its data dispute with hiQ Labs Inc. as a federal appeals court upheld an order preventing the job search site from denying access to publicly available member profiles.

The case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit questions whether a federal anti-hacking law, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, applies to hiQ’s scraping of data from LinkedIn.

A three-judge panel of the appeals court ruled Monday in favor of an earlier order forbidding LinkedIn from blocking hiQ, deciding that questions remain about whether LinkedIn can invoke the computer crime law ...

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