Email Harvesting: Repeated Emails From LinkedIn May Violate Publicity Rights

15 12 2014

This is a lawsuit alleging that LinkedIn improperly mined users’ contact lists and sent them repeated invitation emails. While Judge Koh eliminated the Stored Communications Act and California anti-hacking statute claims, a chunk of the lawsuit remains. Harvesting contact lists remains a risky business. (See also Path.)

Case citation: Perkins v. LinkedIn, 13-CV-04303-LHK (N.D. Cal. June 10, 2014)


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