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LinkedIn Data Breach Class Action Settlement Reached

Los Angeles, CA: A proposed class action settlement has been reached in a data breach lawsuit against LinkedIn, which operates a professional networking service (website at, related to its protection of user information.

Filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, the lawsuit alleges LinkedIn did not use industry-standard protections as it stated it would in its User Agreement and Privacy Policy to keep passwords and personal information of users of its premium services secure. The lawsuit seeks damages for violation of California' unfair competition law.

Settlement Class Member include all persons who live in the United States and paid a fee to LinkedIn for a premium subscription at any time between March 15, 2006 and June 7, 2012.

Settlement Class Members who were influenced by LinkedIn' statements about its security when they signed up for LinkedIn premium subscriptions can submit a valid claim by May 2, 2015 to receive a payment of up to $50 from a $1,250,000 Settlement Fund, after payment of the costs of administering the settlement, the attorneys' fee award, and any incentive award to the plaintiff. The amount of any payment to Settlement Class Members depends upon the number of valid claims filed.

For further explanation regarding the payments, please review the detailed notice at

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Published on Feb-23-15


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