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US appeals court declines to restrict 'scraping' in LinkedIn-hiQ dispute

By Mike Swift
  • 18 Apr 2022 16:53
  • 18 Apr 2022 17:11
LinkedIn can’t block bots deployed by an employment data analytics company from scraping public profile data from the professional social network, a US appeals court held today, a decision that could embolden other companies that engage in automated data "scraping."
LinkedIn and hiQ Labs have been battling in court since

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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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