LinkedIn Dodges Data-Sharing Suit Again

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday dismissed a putative class action alleging LinkedIn Corp. illegally shared its users' personally identifiable browsing histories with third-party advertisers, ruling the lead plaintiff didn't sufficiently prove a serious invasion of privacy under state consumer protection laws.

In her order, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh rejected plaintiff Kevin Low’s argument that he suffered emotional and economic harm from potentially having lost his anonymity because of LinkedIn practices, saying he failed to prove the practices amounted to a serious invasion of his...
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