Privacy Perils: Know Your LinkedIn Settings

March 3, 2017
Firm Publication

Who has viewed your LinkedIn profile lately? We are all at least a little curious to learn the answer and review such reports provided periodically by LinkedIn. However, unless you adjust your privacy settings accordingly, the report and review service works both ways and can reveal to others that you have viewed their profiles.

LinkedIn can be a useful source of information for a variety of professional purposes. Be mindful that the default privacy settings in LinkedIn allow others to find out when you view their profiles, which may be just what you don’t want.

If you prefer anonymity when viewing profiles on LinkedIn, follow the instructions available here to change your privacy settings.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.