Supreme Court orders LinkedIn to block data scraping
The Supreme Court has given LinkedIn one more chance to block data scraping. A few years ago, a US federal judge ruled that the HiQ Lab should not be blocked from linking LinkedIn to public information from public profiles, but now the Supreme Court has ordered LinkedIn to stop data scraping.
Due to the recent Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of June 4, the Supreme Court has ordered LinkedIn to do so. The law stipulates that unless a platform blocks data scraps, it is not permissible for anyone to be accused of misusing information.
HiQue created an algorithm in 2017 by scraping LinkedIn profiles that would let people know when they quit their job. At the time, Haiku had accused LinkedIn of failing to compete.