LinkedIn Dodges Data Sharing Class Action

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 1:59 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class action claiming LinkedIn Corp. illegally shared its users' personally identifiable browsing histories with third-party advertisers, ruling the lead plaintiff lacked standing to bring suit.

San Francisco resident Kevin Low filed suit on behalf of LinkedIn users in the U.S. who signed up for the professional networking site after March 2007. According to the complaint, LinkedIn allowed advertisers, marketing companies and other third parties to put a name to browsing histories that would otherwise be anonymous by...
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