LinkedIn data breach

LinkedIn Data Breach Lawsuit Dismissed

The professional networking site LinkedIn won a class-action lawsuit before it even went to trial after a judge this week dismissed claims from two premium users who maintained the company failed to provide the level of data security outlined in its privacy policy.

Less than two weeks after learning more than 6 million stolen LinkedIn passwords were posted online, an Illinois woman is leading a class-action lawsuit against the professional networking site for using inadequate security tools to protect its members’ data.Katie Szpyrka, who registered for a LinkedIn account in 2010, filed the lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Northern California. In the complaint, she claims LinkedIn violated its own privacy policy in failing to use industry standards to protect personally identifiable information.

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