LinkedIn may have broken Dutch law
Social networking site LinkedIn may have breached Dutch privacy law by a recent change in its members' profile settings. The Dutch Data Protection Authority CBP said that LinkedIn should have asked its users to explicitly give their consent to the use of their portrait as illustration material in its advertising.
LinkedIn claims it ran a banner announcing the change, but Ms Antic says that neither she nor anyone she spoke to ever saw the banner.
Apart from a posting on its company blog, LinkedIn has not reacted to the privacy concerns expressed by critics.
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