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LinkedIn Privacy Breach

Case Updates

  • The Settlement in this matter was approved by Madam Justice Francis of the Supreme Court of British Columbia on October 20, 2023.  A copy of the Settlement Approval Order can be found here.  
  • 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.