The most recent court case to cover this issue concerns HiQ, a company based around a “talent management algorithm”; it scrapes public data from LinkedIn and sells reports to employers about employees that may be job searching. LinkedIn sent hiQ a cease-and-desist to stop scraping, and threatened them with the CFAA. Though scraping is against LinkedIn’s TOS, that wasn’t actually relevant to the case— because of the C&D, LinkedIn told HiQ even more directly not to scrape.

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