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The Electronic Privacy Information Center has asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate a district court’s order requiring LinkedIn to stop blocking HiQ Labs from scraping publicly available data from its site, MediaPost reports. EPIC alleged the prior ruling "failed to recognize that a mandatory injunction prohibiting LinkedIn from protecting user profile information would directly harm users’ interests." The group also argues that had LinkedIn users known that their personal information would be repurposed in such a way, they would likely have chosen not to create an account with the platform, adding, "The public interest weighs against an injunction that undermines the modern concept of privacy and the specific interests of LinkedIn users."
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