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Daily Dashboard | Court: Company can mine public data from LinkedIn profiles Related reading: CPPA board says enforcement an area of focus for CPRA rulemaking



The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco has ruled HiQ Labs can collect data from public profiles on LinkedIn, CBS News reports. The ruling upholds a 2017 injunction that sided with the data analytics company when LinkedIn attempted to block HiQ from gathering the data to develop employee-retention materials. The ruling has implications for the open internet. "It doesn't establish that scraping websites is completely legal, but it goes a long way toward establishing that it's not a federal crime," University of California Berkeley Law Professor Orin Kerr said.
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  • comment Robert Quinn • Sep 10, 2019
    6th Circuit?
  • comment Robert Quinn • Sep 10, 2019
    NM.  San Francisco not Michigan
  • comment Michelle Clarke • Sep 10, 2019
    Thanks for notifying us. The correction has been made. We regret the error.