Source: TOI, PTI.
NEW DELHI: Professional networking website LinkedIn will pay $13 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed in a California District Court in US over allegations of spam.
The suit, filed in 2013, accused LinkedIn of sending unsolicited invitation emails to potential users by using email contacts lists of existing users who imported their email address book.
A part of the money paid by the networking giant for the settlement will be used to pay affected users. It applies to LinkedIn users who used the website’s ‘Add Connections’ feature between September 17, 2011 and October 31, 2014. The development was first reported by LA Times.
In a statement, Linkedin said, “We decided to resolve this case so that we can put our focus where it matters most: finding additional ways to improve our members’ experiences on LinkedIn.”