Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
LinkedIn Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Microsoft
Penalty: 
$13,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
February 16, 2016
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
privacy violation
Violation Description: 

sending of unsolicited spam messages to users

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
5:13cv4303
Case Name: 
Perkins et al v. LinkedIn Corporation
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
information technology
Specific Industry of Parent: 
software
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Parent company note: 
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