LinkedIn’s more than 340 million worldwide members use the site to network, connect with companies, and post virtual resumes. One of the site’s features allows prospective employers to find and check applicants’ references without the applicants’ knowledge. Four Californians sued LinkedIn because they didn’t get hired after potential employers connected with them on LinkedIn and reviewed their references. The plaintiffs argued that LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act, because LinkedIn should be considered a Credit Reporting Agency under the FCRA, and the FCRA prevents third party consumer reporting agencies from disclosing inaccurate information. A California federal judge disagreed and found that the reference searches on LinkedIn are not FCRA consumer reports since LinkedIn merely gathers information that users voluntarily provide. With FCRA litigation on the rise, this is another example of how courts must reconcile new technologies with existing laws.