LinkedIn stops company from scraping millions of LinkedIn member profiles

Today LinkedIn took another step forward in its fight against unauthorized data scraping by successfully resolving the lawsuit it filed against Singapore-based company Mantheos Ptd. Ltd on February 1, 2022. As part of the resolution, Mantheos agreed to permanently delete all scraped LinkedIn member profile data, destroy all software it used to scrape LinkedIn profiles, and stop  accessing LinkedIn member profile data through scraping or other automated means.

Unauthorized scraping of member data violates LinkedIn’s Use Agreement, and LinkedIn continues taking legal and proactive technical measures to prevent this type of illegal abuse. These actions are designed to protect the LinkedIn community and keep control of member data in the hands of our members, not unauthorized third parties.