LinkedIn Slapped with Lawsuit

The popular resume building website and social media connector, LinkedIn, has been hit with a lawsuit.

A class-action lawsuit in California accuses the social networkLinkedIn of violating federal consumer protection laws by selling users’ employment history to potential employers without their consent.

This is an interesting lawsuit because from one side, it is a helpful tool in making connections with other leaders and employers, but on another side it does also deal with social media connections. People are able to view one another and look into background work experience (if the user has such sharing enabled).

What becomes of interest to us here are the long-term, wide effects of such a lawsuit and how it might lead to later infringement of other sites often used for marketing and communication.

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