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“Scraping” the Bottom of the Web May Become A Crime

Posted on October 13th, 2010 | Author: Jeanne Hamburg

Check out the Wall Street Journal‘s article from yesterday on the widespread practice of “scraping” consumer data from websites and mining it for direct marketing purposes: ‘Scrapers’ Dig Deep for Data on Web. New legislation on Internet privacy may make such practices unlawful and punishable by civil fine imposed by the FTC.  Look for more here on this topic in coming months.