Is scraping LinkedIn legal or not?

The short answer is: it is legal to scrape LinkedIn properly. However, scraping LinkedIn a certain way could be illegal.

  • Deal with public LinkedIn profiles only? Ok.
  • Scrape LinkedIn profiles with fake logged-in accounts? Not ok.


1. Google’s first Result (



1. Who owns the rights to LinkedIn Users’ data? It is LinkedIn or the end users that contributed the data?

2. What are the statutes that Companies have to rely on in navigating the legality of a business practice?


What is Singapore’s Stance on the legality of Scraping Publicly Available Data?

LinkedIn Settles Data Scraping Suit with Singapore-Based Mantheos

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