LinkedIn v HiQ ruling adds to the EU -US privacy divide

25/04/2022 | IAPP

A Court of Appeals ruling in the US held that web scraping does not violate the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The move allows the analytics company hiQ to resume scraping publicly available profile information from LinkedIn for its business purposes. In an article for the IAPP, Omer Tene writes about how it “crystalises the deep divide around the notion of privacy and data protection between Europe and the US.” The article examines the case history, its privacy implications, and the divide between the EU and US.

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