LinkedIn Says Users Consented To Email Account Access

Law360, Chicago (December 9, 2013, 1:31 PM EST) -- LinkedIn Corp. on Friday urged a California federal judge to ditch a proposed class action accusing the professional networking website of breaking into its users’ email accounts to pitch the service to their contacts, saying its members consent to the practice when they sign up.

In a motion to dismiss filed with the court, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company scoffed at the allegation that the challenged practice — called “Add Connections” — amounts to a deceptive advertising scheme, noting that users must click through a series...
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