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LinkedIn wins key ruling in long-running US scraping battle against hiQ

LinkedIn has scored a significant US court win against a now-defunct “people analytics” company in the wake of nearly six years of data protection and antitrust litigation, a decision that could narrow the limits for when automated scraping of data from online platforms is legal.
In a ruling in San

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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