A Court of Appeals Saves Web Scraping (For Now)

Why the LinkedIn v. hiQ case matters.

We often hear clients ask about how to effectively assemble information from the Internet and, simultaneously, how to separate the noise from the meaningful data. Although there’s no substitute for experience and wisdom, a large quantity of data analyzed properly will often do in a pinch, as long as you can get the data lawfully and with respect for privacy rights. But how do you do that? It’s not exactly efficient to run masses of searches and enter the results by hand.