LinkedIn Privacy - Details (Updated September 19, 2017.)
- Nothing on LinkedIn is private. The whole point of LinkedIn is to allow recruiters to search for candidates, salespeople to hunt for prospects, and people to connect with each other. Every LinkedIn member has basic search capabilities. Recruiters -- who may work for your current employer -- pay $9,000 per year for very powerful searching, tracking, and monitoring tools. In short, do not do anything on LinkedIn that you don't want your employer, managers, co-workers, or competitors to see. At LinkedIn, you are not the customer, you are the product.
- There are a few limited privacy settings. Click the pulldown
arrow under your photo (next to "Me") and select "Settings & Privacy"
"Your LinkedIn profile will never be private" explains career blogger Laura Smith-Proulx. For example, if any member logs in and searches by your first or last name, they can see your full profile -- unless you've blocked that one specific member.
The 4,100-word User Agreement
You have no real privacy on LinkedIn.
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