LinkedIn User Claims Data Security Practices Caused Harm

Law360, New York (August 5, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT) -- A LinkedIn Corp. customer fought back against efforts to dismiss a putative California class action over a 2012 security breach on Thursday, arguing that she was harmed by the company’s failure to disclose its purportedly shoddy security practices rather than the actual effects of the breach.

Khalilah Gilmore-Wright claims she and other consumers purchased LinkedIn premium accounts under the belief that the company provided industry-standard security, when in fact the company’s allegedly outdated and insufficient security led to a June 2012 data breach in which a...
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