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LinkedIn May Be Sued For Misrepresenting Security Practices, Judge Rules

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April 14, 2014

A California judge who earlier had ruled that a class action could not certified against the social media site, said that a single plaintiff could proceed with one of three claims. The suit alleges that LinkedIn misrepresented the security features of its “premium” subscription service, leading users to overvalue that paid plan versus the company’s free service. The plaintiff, who paid for LinkedIn “premium,” was among the 6 million LinkedIn users who saw their passwords posted online in a 2012 data breach of the site.

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