LinkedIn violated the EU data protection law

Emailed on, Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The professional network with more than 600 million users on the platform confirmed the violation of the European Union data protection laws.

So what LinkedIn did?

The professional network was using 18 million emails of non-LinkedIn users to target them through Facebook hashtag ads to encourage them to sign up on the platform which is not permissible under the new EU data protection laws.

The complaint was filed by a User in 2017. All major social network including Facebook, Whatsapp and LinkedIn have data processing center in Ireland.

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) investigated the last 6 months activity on the platform to find out the reach of such activity regarding European users.

Meanwhile, LinkedIn admitted its practices and closed down the further user data process activities and EU asked to delete the processed information.

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