An Illinois woman who claims LinkedIn violated its own user agreement and privacy policy is spearheading a class action lawsuit against the business-networking site in wake of the recent loss to hackers of private data. Katie Szpyrka, a registered LinkedIn account holder since 2010, claims the company “failed to properly safeguard its users’ digitally stored personally identifiable information including email addresses, passwords, and login credentials.” Szpyrka, who filed the suit in United State District Court in the Northern District of California, is demanding a jury trial on grounds including breach of contract and negligence. Read the full story at ZDNet.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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