It is not a coincidence that LinkedIn decided to update its privacy and data collection policies given that Facebook and Google each updated their respective User Agreements and Privacy Policies earlier this year. Both Facebook and Google’s updated policies essentially allow them to share (sell) their user’s personal information with (to) third parties. These updates have been widely panned as an attempt to further monetize the companies’ vast informational capital. Such criticism is well-founded, as both Google and Facebook have recorded large revenue gains since their respective data usage updates have been implemented.
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David O. Klein is the managing partner of Klein Moynihan Turco LLP in New York, NY, where he practices Internet marketing law. If you are in need of legal advice/assistance in connection with a prospective Internet marketing campaign, he would be happy to speak with you. Please contact David O. Klein at 212.246.0900 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org