Post-Breach Lawsuit Filed
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.June 20, 2012
A lawsuit has been filed against LinkedIn, claiming the company's failure to protect users' personal data led to the online posting of millions of members' passwords recently. The suit, which seeks class-action status, was filed Monday by an Illinois resident, PCWorld reports. It claims the company failed to use "long-standing industry standard encryption protocols" and that it engaged in deceptive practices. LinkedIn says the suit is "without merit," according to the report.