Glassdoor Can Conceal Reviewer's ID, Says Calif. Court

By Kat Greene (March 13, 2017, 5:31 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court ruled Glassdoor Inc. doesn't have to disclose the identity of a job reviewer who'd written about game maker Machine Zone Inc., saying Friday the trial court's finding that the review revealed trade secrets was wrong and reminiscent of a Kafka novel.

Machine Zone had subpoenaed Glassdoor for information about the anonymous review in July 2015, and the Santa Clara County judge overseeing the case granted a motion to compel the data from the job review site, court records show.

But the appeals court, addressing the issue for the first time in the state, said Machine Zone had...

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