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Nine "Key" Facts to LinkedIn Lawsuit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 27, 2012

InformationWeek reports on the class-action lawsuit levied against LinkedIn for allegedly failing to follow "industry standard" security practices and presents nine facts related to the incident. The lawsuit does not cite a compromised U.S. statute, but rather points to the company's privacy policy, which states that it protects personal data "in accordance" with industry standards. Columnist Mathew Schwartz points out that facts relating to the breach are scarce and that it will be difficult for the plaintiffs to prove they sustained harm as a result of the event. 
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