Worldwide newsApril 18, 2022A US Court of Appeals declares web scraping legal

The US Ninth Circuit of Appeals declared legal the web scraping of personal information from users’ public profiles. The case was brought in by LinkedIn to stop rival companies from such practice. The Supreme Court received the case in 2021 and sent it back to the Ninth Circuit of Appeals for review. The Court of Appaeals confirmed its original decision holding that scraping data already publicly accessible on the web does not violate the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1984, which is the Act defining computer hacking crimes. Find the new Ninth Circuit of Appeals decision here.