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LinkedIn Privacy Policy Updates Goes Live in Coming Week!

LinkedIn announced its upcoming Privacy Policy updates that will be live in the coming week.

“One of the key ways social media helps businesses grow is through word of mouth. On LinkedIn, one of the ways we facilitate that process is by letting you recommend products and services you use on Company Pages. The effectiveness of these recommendations is related to the people in a trusted network that it’s shared with, and one of the upcoming privacy policy changes lets us share your public actions, like recommendations, following companies, etc. on the site with your business network in a commercial context such as an ad.

Moving forward, you’ll be able to opt-out of being mentioned in any of these ads. Most importantly, we don’t provide your name or image back to any advertiser when that ad is served,” explained LinkedIn.

Additionally, LinkedIn recently launched updated versions of professional plugins for publishers on the web.

“Now you can share articles and information with your LinkedIn network directly from any site you’re viewing. To provide transparency and added control, starting August 2011 we’ll be giving you the ability to opt-out of any information (e.g. impression data) that may be sent to LinkedIn when those pages load in your browser,” LinkdeIn stated.

[Source: LinkedIn blog]

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