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LinkedIn Sued for Privacy Concerns

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 30, 2011

LinkedIn is being sued for alleged privacy violations, MediaPost News reports. A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday alleges that the site allowed third parties, including ad networks, to discern a user's name and link it to tracking cookies. Plaintiff Kevin Low is seeking class-action status, according to the report. He says he was "humiliated by the disclosure of his personally identifiable browsing history." Low alleges that the company violated federal and California state laws in addition to its own privacy policy. A LinkedIn spokesperson said, "We will defend ourselves vigorously." 
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