Access to Your Data
We believe that it is important to be transparent with you about the personal data we gather about you. We wanted to make it easier for you to access and remove your data from LinkedIn if you wish.
- New Help Center Information. We have always given our members access to how we use the personal information they give us, and we have recently updated our Help Center articles so that you have more information about how our access request policies and processes work. There you will find a step-by-step guide to accessing your account data, as well as details of what you will see, including your login history, email address history and the photos you’ve uploaded.
- New Data Management Tool. We have also made available an automated, self-service tool for members to request a comprehensive set of your data into a downloadable file. You can request your data through a link in the settings portal and receive your data by email. You’ll receive an email within 72 hours when your data archive is ready to be downloaded and this process is protected with authentication requirements.
Understanding Your Visibility and Choices
Many of our members come to LinkedIn to be found for opportunities and to connect and share with other professionals. We wanted to be clearer about who can find you and see what you post, share, and follow on LinkedIn.
- De-Identification of Data. We also conducted a thorough review of our privacy settings to make them more user-friendly. You may have noticed that we have already removed a setting that gave our members choices about how their personal data was collected by us when they visited third-party sites that have a LinkedIn “Share” button. Instead of waiting for you to let us know you want your visits to sites with our “Share” buttons to be anonymous by changing your setting, we now promptly and automatically de-identify this data for all of our members. We also added a setting that allows our members to block unwanted contact through LinkedIn. We also provided a dashboard to allow you to see information about your recent login history with the ability to logout other sessions or devices signed in to your LinkedIn account.
- More Information on Closing Accounts. We have always provided members with the ability to close an account. We now provide more information to members who register for LinkedIn but are subsequently “inactive” for a long period of time about the steps they can take if they want to close their accounts.
We plan more improvements to our settings in the future…
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