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Daily Dashboard | Court: Company can mine public data from LinkedIn profiles Related reading: Global News Roundup — Sept. 16–23, 2019

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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.