Given LinkedIn’s business model of members voluntarily posting their own personal employment history, it is hard to believe that there are FCRA violations, so Tracee Sweet et al v. LinkedIn will be an important case to follow. The next step is for the court to agree that the class should be created before the case proceeds, or dismiss the case.
LinkedIn has been a wildly successful social media business site for many years. It provides a free platform for millions of members to share professional experiences and for businesses to promote themselves.
However, LinkedIn’s financial success also makes it a target for lawsuits — even suits that don’t seem to make much sense.