What’s New With LinkedIn’s Updated Privacy Policy

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LinkedIn’s updated Privacy Policy will share your profile with more 3rd party services, arrange meet ups and more

By Pradeep

LinkedIn recently announced that they are updating their updated Terms of Service which includes the Privacy Policy and User Agreement. LinkedIn will shorten and reorganize its Privacy Policy to make it even clearer and easier for LinkedIn members to understand. The updated Privacy Policy provides information on new LinkedIn features, and choices over how information is used.

From LinkedIn, here is a quick rundown of the more exciting and important updates:

    • Increased visibility of your LinkedIn Profile – Similar to the way your profile shows up in search engines, we will allow certain third-party services to show your profile to their users, so that you can be more easily found for opportunities and connect with people. You can opt out of this broader distribution of your profile, and you control what you share on your profile.
    • Easier to share accomplishments with your network – To make it easier to update your profile, we’ll look for and suggest positive and public professional accomplishments, like awards or industry recognition, to share with your network. You can opt out if you decide you don’t want these recommendations.
    • Productivity bots and similar tools to improve communication with your network – You can opt-in to use our automated systems that can help you with messages by suggesting responses, assisting in scheduling meetings with connections, generating ice breakers, or offering insights to help you connect with other professionals more easily.

LinkedIn is also making the following changes to their User Agreement

      • Dos and Don’ts – We’ve added clarity about the activities allowed on LinkedIn. For example, we prohibit both the act of scraping others’ content from our services, and the development and support of tools to scrape LinkedIn services.
      • Irish Law – Our members and visitors outside the U.S. will now be governed by Irish law (rather than California law) and can have disputes settled in Irish courts.

Read full article and learn more about Privacy Policy here.

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