LinkedIn Slapped With Privacy Suit Over Data Breach

Law360, New York (June 18, 2012, 8:04 PM EDT) -- A user of LinkedIn Corp.'s professional networking site slapped the company with a putative class action in California on Friday over the recent theft and posting of about 6.5 million user passwords, accusing the company of violating consumer protection law and its own privacy policy.

Katie Szpyrka, who says she's a registered LinkedIn user, sued LinkedIn in federal court claiming that the company didn't properly safeguard digitally stored personally identifiable information like email addresses, passwords and login credentials.

"LinkedIn violated its own user agreement and privacy...
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