LinkedIn, a champion of privacy rights? Don’t buy it
July 27, 2017
Updated: July 27, 2017 8:51pm
LinkedIn Corp. may very well succeed in its effort to stop a San Francisco startup from using the data of its members. But the Sunnyvale company, now a division of Microsoft, has certainly lost the moral high ground.
LinkedIn’s most valuable currency is “trust with customers,” said Donald Verrilli, a partner with Munger, Tolles & Olson law firm in Washington.
That sounds very noble. But the very idea of a social media giant serving as the champion of privacy rights seems suspect.
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