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LinkedIn Seeks Class-Action Dismissal

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 10, 2013

SC Magazine reports LinkedIn is asking a federal judge “to toss out a class-action suit that claims the social networking company hacks into users' accounts for promotional use.” In an argument filed Friday in a California federal court, the company asserted the suit is “meritless,” contending LinkedIn members “consent to the site's terms, which allow LinkedIn to send invitations to their contacts,” the report states. The company has also suggested the suit’s four plaintiffs should have been aware, as “any ‘reasonably prudent Internet user’ would have realized the permissions they were granting to the company after going through the various permission screens for the ‘Add Connections’ feature.”
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