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LinkedIn Privacy Breach


Case Updates

  • The Parties attended the Settlement Approval Hearing on September 7, 2023. A continuation has been set for October 13, 2023 at 10 am before Madam Justice Francis at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver Registry.
  • Copy of the Settlement Approval & Fee Approval Application Records is available here. 
  • For additional information regarding the proposed settlement, please refer to the Notice of Proposed Settlement



On May 22, 2020, Hammerco Lawyers filed a proposed class action in BC Supreme Court alleging that LinkedIn improperly used their user’s profile photo, name and job function to create customized ads for each member.

These “Dynamic Ads” are not displayed to other members. The proposed class action alleges that the Dynamic Ads were created without the express consent of users and amounts to a violation of various provincial privacy statutes.