Startup HiQ Labs may collect data from people’s LinkedIn profiles, court rules
Company called HiQ Labs wins court OK to scrape profiles on LinkedIn for data about people’s lives and connections.
LinkedIn invoked a federal anti-hacking law in telling HiQ to stop. It also installed technical blocks to prevent HiQ from accessing otherwise publicly available information on LinkedIn users. A 2017 ruling ordered LinkedIn to stop blocking the startup. LinkedIn appealed, but lost.