Within its report from the first five months of 2018, the Irish Data Protection Commission released the results of an audit it conducted on LinkedIn, The Irish Times reports. The DPC found LinkedIn had processed the email addresses of 18 million individuals who were not members of the platform. Those email addresses were used to send targeted advertisements on Facebook without consent. The DPC said in a statement LinkedIn took the proper measures to resolve the issue. “We’ve taken appropriate action, and have improved the way we work to ensure that this will not happen again,” said LinkedIn Head of Privacy for EMEA Denis Kelleher, CIPP/E. “During the audit, we also identified one further area where we could improve data privacy for non-members and we have voluntarily changed our practices as a result.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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